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Contents
Part I

Introduction

Chapter 1. Welcome to C|24 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3


C|24 Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
System Requirements and Compatibility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Operational Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Mechanical Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Connection Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
About This Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
About www.avid.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Chapter 2. C|24 Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9


C|24 Top Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
C|24 Back Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Part II

Installation

Chapter 3. Installing and Configuring C|24 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15


Installing C|24 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Connecting Power to C|24 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Connecting C|24 to the Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Starting Up and Shutting Down a Pro Tools System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Configuring C|24 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Setting C|24 Preferences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Chapter 4. Audio Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19


Mic/Line/DI Preamplifiers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Line Submixer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Monitor Section . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

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Chapter 5. Connecting Your Studio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27


Connection Examples for Stereo Monitoring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Stereo Studio Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Connection Examples for Surround Monitoring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
5.1 Surround Studio Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

Part III

Reference

Chapter 6. C|24 Pro Tools Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37


Fader Section . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Global Automation Switches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Modifier Switches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Channel Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Miscellaneous Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Transport and Navigation Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Meter Bridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59

Chapter 7. C|24 Analog Audio Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61


Monitor Section . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Mic/Line/DI Preamplifier Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Line Submixer Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68

Part IV

Applications

Chapter 8. Operating Views and Modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71


Console Views . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Channel Views . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Creating Custom Plug-In Maps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Mic Pre View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Groups View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Window Configuration View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Memory Location View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Fader Display Modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Assign Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90

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Chapter 9. Working with C|24 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91


Working with Sessions and Tracks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Assigning Pro Tools Paths . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Working with the HEAT Option . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Working with Pro Tools Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Navigating and Selecting in the Edit Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Editing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Controlling Track Display on C|24 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Mixing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106

Appendix A. C|24 Connector Pinouts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111


Female DB-25 Connectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
XLR and TRS Connectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115

Appendix B. Utility Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117


Entering and Exiting Utility Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Tests . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Preferences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Auto Talkback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124

Appendix C. Compliance Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125


Environmental Compliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
EMC (Electromagnetic Compliance) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Safety Compliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127

Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129

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Part I: Introduction

Chapter 1: Welcome to C|24

Welcome to C|24 , Avids 24-channel control


surface for Pro Tools systems.
C|24 gives you hands-on access to nearly all of
the recording, routing, editing, and mixing
features of Pro Tools.
C|24 also provides analog audio features that
make it ideal for Pro Tools recording, monitoring, and studio communications.

Analog Audio Features

16 microphone/line/DI preamplifiers with the


following features:
Continuously variable input gain control
Switchable high-pass filter
Clip indicators
Phantom power (in two groups of 8
channels)
8x2 submixer with the following features:

C|24 Features

8 inputs with independent gain


controls

Control Features

Stereo mix output with master volume


control

24 channel strips, each with the following controls:


Touch-sensitive motorized fader
Multi-function rotary encoder and switch
Automation Mode selector
Dedicated EQ and Dynamics switches

Switchable output to C|24 Monitor section


6-channel monitor section with the following
features:
2 (Main and Alt) Surround input sources
2 External Stereo input sources

Dedicated Input and Rec Enable switches

Main (5.1, LCRS, or Stereo) and Alt (Stereo)


monitor outputs with selector switch and
level control

Channel Solo and Mute switches

2 channels of Cue output

Channel Select switch

Headphone output with level control and


cue monitoring capability

Dedicated Insert and Send switches

Dual-row multi-function display


Global Automation Mode and Enable controls
Transport and Navigation controls
Edit and Function controls

Talkback with built-in or external source


and level control
Listenback with external input and level
control

Pro Tools window and Global control switches

Chapter 1: Welcome to C|24

System Requirements and


Compatibility
C|24 requires the following system components:
A qualified Pro Tools system
and
An available Ethernet connection on the
host computer
Avid can only assure compatibility and provide
support for hardware and software it has tested
and approved.
For complete system requirements and a list of
qualified computers, operating systems, hard
drives, and third-party devices, visit:
www.avid.com/compatibility

Operational Requirements
Temperature and Ventilation

C|24 should be installed and operated in a climate-controlled environment, away from heat
sources, and with adequate ventilation.
C|24 should be operated at an ambient temperature that does not exceed 100 degrees F
(35 degrees C).
The back panel of the C|24 should be exposed to
ambient air. Blocking or partially blocking the
back panel of the C|24 may cause the unit to
malfunction and may void your warranty.
Water and Moisture

C|24 should be operated away from sources of


moisture or humidity and should be kept clear
of liquids that might spill into the unit.
Cleaning and Maintenance

If you need to clean the C|24 top surface, apply a


small amount of water to a cloth or paper towel,
then carefully wipe the surface.
Do not use abrasives, cleaning solutions, or
spray cleaners.

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Mechanical Specifications
12.5 in
(31.8 cm)

17.3 in
(43.9 cm)

2.56 in
(6.5 cm)

3.86 in
(9.8 cm)

25.6 in
(65.1 cm)

C|24 side dimensions

0.79 in
(2 cm)

7.3 in
(18.5 cm)

0.45 in
(1.16 cm)

39.4 in
(100 cm)

C|24 back dimensions

Chapter 1: Welcome to C|24

29.8 in
(75.7 cm)

40.9 in
(104 cm)

C|24 top dimensions

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Connection Requirements
Power Connections
C|24 includes an external power supply that is
auto power-selecting (90-250V, 50-60 Hz) and
will work automatically when plugged into an
AC power receptacle in any country.
Make sure your power source is correctly rated
for all of the components of your system. A
surge-protected power source (not included) is
highly recommended.

Ethernet Connections

Audio Connections
The analog audio inputs and outputs for the
mic/line/DI preamplifiers and the monitoring
section, and the inputs for the built-in submixer
on C|24 are DB-25 connectors.
Four alternate connectors for DI inputs, alternate (stereo) outputs for the monitoring section,
and the outputs for the built-in submixer on
C|24 are 1/4-inch connectors.

For more information on audio connections, see


Appendix A, C|24 Connector Pinouts.
Audio Cables for C|24 Monitoring

C|24 communicates with Pro Tools using


Ethernet.

Avid offers a range of cabling options for


connecting interfaces and external sources to
the C|24. For details, visit www.avid.com.

If C|24 is the only Ethernet device you are using with your computer, you can connect it directly to the Ethernet port on the computer.

Registration

If you are using other Ethernet devices (such


as a connection to a Local Area Network) in addition to C|24, an Ethernet hub (not included) is
required.

Review the enclosed Registration Information


Card and follow the instructions on it to quickly
register your purchase online. This is one of the
most important steps you can take as a new user.
Registering your purchase is the only way you
can be eligible to receive:
Information regarding support
Future upgrade offers
Limited warranty on hardware

Chapter 1: Welcome to C|24

About This Guide

About www.avid.com

This guide explains how to install and connect


your C|24, and how to use it with Pro Tools.

The Avid website (www.avid.com) is your best


online source for information to help you get the
most out of your Pro Tools system. The following are just a few of the services and features
available.

For more information on using Pro Tools, see


Pro Tools Help or the Pro Tools Reference Guide.

Conventions Used in This Guide


Pro Tools guides use the following conventions
to indicate menu choices and key commands:
:

Convention

Action

File > Save

Choose Save from the


File menu

Control+N

Hold down the Control key


and press the N key

Control-click

Hold down the Control key


and click the mouse button

Right-click

Click with the right


mouse button

Product Registration Register your purchase

online.
Support and Downloads Contact Avid Customer

Success (technical support); download software


updates and the latest online manuals; browse
the Compatibility documents for system requirements; search the online Knowledge Base
or join the worldwide Pro Tools community on
the User Conference.
Training and Education Study on your own using
courses available online or find out how you can
learn in a classroom setting at a certified
Pro Tools training center.

The names of Commands, Options and Settings


that appear on-screen are in a different font.

Products and Developers Learn about Avid


products; download demo software or learn
about our Development Partners and their
plug-ins, applications, and hardware.

The following symbols are used to highlight


important information:

News and Events Get the latest news from Avid

or sign up for a Pro Tools demo.


User Tips are helpful hints for getting the
most from your system.
Important Notices include information that
could affect your data or the performance of
your system.
Shortcuts show you useful keyboard or
mouse shortcuts.
Cross References point to related sections in
this guide and other Pro Tools guides.
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Chapter 2: C|24 Overview

C|24 Top Panel


Mic/Line/DI Preamplifier controls

Line Submixer

Meter Bridge

Auto Enable
switches

Monitor
section

Channel Bar
LCD displays

Miscellaneous
controls

Rotary Encoders

Auto Write To
switches
Transport and
Navigation
controls

Auto Mode
switches
Modifier
switches

Fader section

C|24 top panel

Chapter 2: C|24 Overview

Meter Bridge

Transport and Navigation Controls

The Meter Bridge features a six-channel output


meter, 24 pairs of channel meters, a Pro Tools
Main Counter display, and a built-in Talkback
microphone.

C|24 gives you full control of Pro Tools transport functions with one-touch access to a range
of audition functions, plus dedicated switches
for multiple playback and recording modes. The
Scrub /Shuttle wheel and Navigation key quadrant allow quick navigation in Pro Tools.

Mic/Line/DI Preamplifier Controls

C|24 includes 16 analog Mic/Line preamplifiers,


with phantom power capability and a switchable
high-pass filter. Four channels have available
1/4-inch inputs connectors that override the
DB-25 inputs.
Line Submixer

C|24 also includes an analog line submixer with


eight stereo inputs and a stereo output that can
be used to integrate analog studio equipment
into your studio. The external output of the submixer can be can be routed to a Pro Tools audio
interface. Line submixer output can also be
routed internally to the Monitoring section.
Monitor Section

The Control Room Monitor section provides two


selectable input sources, Main and Alt (both
supporting up to 5.1 Surround); and two selectable outputs, Main (supporting 5.1, LCRS or Stereo monitoring modes) and Alt (supporting Stereo monitoring only). It also provides Cue mix
output, Studio LS output, and full Talkback and
Listenback capability to facilitate studio communication.
Miscellaneous Controls

C|24 provides one-touch access to Pro Tools


Edit modes, Edit tools, MIDI commands and operations, Pro Tools windows, Groups, Memory
Locations, Window Configurations, and a range
of powerful global controls that let you apply
operations to multiple tracks.
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Channel Bar

The Channel Bar provides powerful controls for


viewing, assigning, and editing Inputs, Outputs,
Inserts, Sends, Pan controls, plug-in parameters, PRE settings, and C|24 settings.
LCD Displays

Three multi-purpose 55x2 LCD displays provide


access to a range of track information, Channel
Bar functions, Soft Key commands, and C|24
settings.
Rotary Encoders

Twenty-four multi-purpose rotary encoders let


you view and control volume and pan values,
edit plug-in parameters, and make assignments.
Automation Controls

C|24 includes dedicated controls for setting the


automation mode of individual channels, for enabling and suspending automation types, and
setting the global automation mode.
Fader Section

Twenty-four 100mm touch-sensitive, motorized


faders allow precise control and automation of
track volume. Flip mode lets you control additional Pro Tools parameters from the faders.

C|24 Back Panel


Submixer section

Listen Mic
connector

Monitor section

Preamps 9-16 section

Preamps 1-8 section

Power Supply
connector

Footswitch
connectors

Ethernet
connector

Ext Talk Mic


connector

C|24 back panel

Submixer Section

Two DB-25 female connectors allow connection


of a total of 16 channels (eight stereo inputs).
Stereo output is available on 1/4-inch TRS connectors.

Listen Mic and External Talkback Mic


Connectors

Two XLR microphone connectors allow connection of a Listenback microphone and an optional
external Talkback microphone.

Preamp Sections

Footswitch Connectors

Each of the two 8-channel preamp sections has


two DB-25 female connectors that provide separate, switchable Mic and Line inputs, plus two
alternate 1/4-inch TRS connectors. A third
DB-25 connector in each section provides preamp outputs.

Two 1/4-inch TRS footswitch connectors can be


assigned independently to control Pro Tools recording punch in/out, Pro Tools transport
start/stop, or C|24 talkback on/off.

Monitor Section

C|24 communicates with Pro Tools using


Ethernet. This connection uses a standard RJ45
connector.

Five DB-25 female connectors allow connection


of two 6-channel inputs, two stereo inputs, and a
pair of cue inputs. Outputs include a six-channel
Main output, stereo Alt Output (also available
on 1/4-inch TRS connectors), stereo LS and Cue
outputs, and a Talkback Slate output.

Ethernet Connector

Power Supply Connector

C|24 comes with a dedicated external power supply that connects to this port.

Chapter 2: C|24 Overview

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Part II: Installation

Chapter 3: Installing and Configuring C|24

Installing C|24
C|24 can be set on a level table top or mounted in
a console or desk.
Wherever you install C|24, make sure not to
block air circulation to the vents on the back of
the unit.

Connecting Power to C|24


C|24 comes with a dedicated external power supply that has an IEC standard AC receptacle. This
connector accepts a standard AC power
cable.
To connect power to C|24:
1 Connect the external power supply to the connector marked To Ext PSU on the back panel of
C|24. Make sure the connector is oriented correctly before securing the connection.

Connect the included AC power cord to the external power supply.

3 Connect the other end of the AC power cord to


a power source.

Connecting C|24 to the


Computer
C|24 communicates with Pro Tools using
Ethernet. This connection uses a standard RJ45
connector.
If you are connecting C|24 directly to your
computer, use a crossover Ethernet cable (one is
included with C|24).
If you are connecting C|24 to an Ethernet hub
or network, use a standard Ethernet cable (not
included).

If C|24 will be the only Ethernet device connected


to your computer:

Connect one end of the included crossover


Ethernet cable to the Ethernet port on the back
panel of C|24.

Connect the other end of the crossover Ethernet cable to the appropriate Ethernet port on the
computer.

If you have more than one Ethernet device in


addition to C|24:

Connect one end of a standard Ethernet cable


(not included) to the Ethernet port on the back
panel of C|24.

Connect the other end of the Ethernet cable to


a powered Ethernet hub (do not use any port labeled for LAN connection).

Connect the Ethernet hub to the appropriate


Ethernet port on the computer.

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Starting Up and Shutting


Down a Pro Tools System
Your C|24-based Pro Tools system should be
started up and shut down in a specific order.

Configuring C|24
All C|24 software is included when Pro Tools
software is installed. The Pro Tools installer
places the C|24 Personality file in the Controllers folder inside the Pro Tools folder.

Start your system in this order:

Turn on external hard drives first. Wait 10 to


15 seconds for them to come up to speed.

Turn on the C|24.

If you plan to work with MIDI equipment, turn


on MIDI interfaces and other MIDI devices.

Turn on all Pro Tools audio interfaces.

Turn on the computer.

Turn on monitor amplifiers or self-powered


speakers.

Shut down your system in this order:

Turn off monitor amplifiers or self-powered


speakers.

Turn off all Pro Tools audio interfaces.

Shut down the computer.

If you are using MIDI equipment, turn off


MIDI interfaces and other MIDI devices.

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Refer to the Installation Guide that came with


your system for instructions on installing or updating Pro Tools software.

Turn off the C|24.

Turn off external hard drives.

C|24 Guide

Updating System Firmware


Each release of Pro Tools software includes current C|24 firmware. When you declare a C|24
unit in the Pro Tools Peripherals dialog,
Pro Tools prompts you if a firmware update is
available.
If you are prompted to update firmware, follow
the on-screen instructions to load the latest
firmware to the C|24.

Establishing Communication
Between C|24 and Pro Tools

Naming C|24

To declare C|24 in Pro Tools:

You can set a name for a C|24 unit so that it can


be easily identified on a network shared with
other Ethernet controllers. You can name C|24
from Pro Tools, or directly from the unit in
Utility Mode.

1 Choose Setup > Peripherals, and click Ethernet


Controllers.

To name C|24 in Pro Tools:

Communication between C|24 and Pro Tools is


configured by declaring the unit in Pro Tools.

1 Choose Setup > Peripherals, and click Ethernet


Controllers.
2

Click Name.

Enter the name for the C|24 and click OK.

For information on naming C|24 from the unit,


see Unit Name on page 122.

Ethernet Controllers page in the Peripheral dialog

Select Enable. Pro Tools scans the Ethernet


connection for any Ethernet controllers connected to the system.

Select C|24 from the pop-up menu for


Controller #1.
3

If you are connected to a network, any Ethernet


controllers available on the network will be displayed in the pop-up menu, as follows:

Bold text indicates a connected unit.

Italic text indicates an offline or disconnected


unit.
Dimmed text indicates that the selected unit is
in use by another Pro Tools system.

Click OK to close the Peripherals dialog.

When communication is established, Pro Tools


displays colored outlines identifying the tracks
focused on C|24.

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Using Additional Control


Surfaces with C|24
When a C|24 is declared in Pro Tools, the use of
additional control surfaces is subject to the following restrictions:
You can use a MIDI-based control surface
(such as a Command|8) or another MIDI-based
controller (such as the Surround Panner Option)
at the same time as a C|24. A MIDI control surface will mirror the first 8 channels on C|24.

You cannot use another Ethernet-based control surface (such as an ICON worksurface or
Artist Series control surface) at the same time as
a C|24.

You cannot declare more than one C|24 on a


Pro Tools system at a time.

Setting C|24 Preferences


The following operational preferences for C|24
are set from the unit, not from Pro Tools.
External Talkback Microphone

You can choose to use an external Talkback microphone instead of the built-in Talkback microphone in the C|24 Meter Bridge. See External Talkback Microphone on page 120.
Talkback Latching

You can set Talkback to latch on when the Talkback switch is double-pressed. See Talkback
Latching on page 120.
Auto Talkback

You can enable Auto Talkback, which automatically turns on the Talkback and Listen microphones when the Pro Tools Transport is
stopped. See Auto Talkback on page 124.

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Mic Pre Clip Hold Time

You can set the Clip Hold time for the C|24 builtin mic/line/DI preamplifiers. See Mic Pre Clip
Hold on page 121.
Footswitch Function

You can set the function and polarity for the two
Footswitch connectors on C|24. See Footswitch
Function and Polarity on page 121.
Console Preferences

You can set the behavior of C|24 displays and


controls and how they interact with Pro Tools.
See Console Preferences on page 47.

Chapter 4: Audio Connections

C|24 offers versatile analog audio features for


routing audio to and from Pro Tools and other
audio equipment in your studio.
The Mic/Line/DI preamplifiers, built-in Line
Submixer, and Monitor section operate independently of Pro Tools and can be used whenever C|24 is powered on.
Audio connectors for the built-in Mic/Line/DI
preamplifiers, Submixer, and Monitor section
are provided on the back panel of C|24.
This chapter provides a summary of the available audio connections to C|24. For detailed pinout tables, see Appendix A, C|24 Connector
Pinouts. For example studio connections, see
Chapter 5, Connecting Your Studio.

Mic/Line/DI Preamplifiers
C|24 provides 16 Mic/Line/DI preamplifiers that
can be used to route input signals to a Pro Tools
audio interface for recording. The Mic/Line/DI
inputs and outputs appear on the C|24 back
panel in six DB-25 connectors.
The Mic/Line/DI preamplifiers operate independently of Pro Tools and can be used whenever C|24 is powered on.

Mic/Line/DI Preamp Inputs


Mic/Line Inputs C|24 Mic/Line/DI preamplifier
inputs appear in two groups of 8 balanced inputs
(1-8, 9-16) on the back panel. Each group of inputs has separate DB-25 female connectors for
mic level and line level inputs, labeled as follows:

Mic In 1-8
Line/DI In 1-8
Mic In 9-16
Line/DI In 9-16
The input source (Mic or Line) can be selected
individually for each channel using the
Mic/Line/DI preamplifier controls on the top
panel of C|24.

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Alternate 1/4-inch connectors C|24 input channels 1, 2, 9, and 10 also have alternate 1/4-inch
balanced TRS connectors on the back panel, labeled as follows:

DI 1
DI 2

Line In 1-8
Channel

Signal

Line In 1

Line In 2

Line In 3

Line In 4

Line In 5

Line In 6

Line In 7

Line In 8

DI 9
DI 10
When a source is plugged into a DI input
(1, 2, 9, or 10), the corresponding Mic/Line input (1, 2, 9, or 10) becomes unavailable.
Mic/Line/DI preamplifier inputs are shown in
the following tables.

DI In 1-2 (overrides Mic/Line In 1-2)

Mic In 1-8
Channel

Signal

Channel

Signal

Mic In 1

Line In 1

Mic In 2

Line In 2

Mic In 3

Mic In 4

Mic In 5

Mic In 6

Mic In 7

Mic In 8

Mic In 9-16

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Channel

Signal

Mic In 9

Mic In 10

Mic In 11

Mic In 12

Mic In 13

Mic In 14

Mic In 15

Mic In 16

Line Outputs

Line In 9-16

Line Out 1-8

Channel

Signal

Line In 9

Channel

Signal

Line In 10

Line Out 1

Line In 11

Line Out 2

Line In 12

Line Out 3

Line In 13

Line Out 4

Line In 14

Line Out 5

Line In 15

Line Out 6

Line In 16

Line Out 7

Line Out 8

DI In 9-10 (overrides Mic/Line In 9-10)


Line Out 9-16

Channel

Signal

Line In 9

Channel

Signal

Line In 10

Line Out 9

Line Out 10

Line Out 11

Line Out 12

Line Out 13

Line Out 14

Line Out 1-8

Line Out 15

Line Out 9-16

Line Out 16

Mic/Line/DI Preamp Outputs


C|24 Mic/Line/DI preamplifier outputs appear
in two groups of 8 line-level outputs (1-8, 9-16)
on the back panel. Each group of outputs has a
DB-25 female connector, labeled as follows:

Mic/Line/DI preamplifier outputs are shown in


the following tables.

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Line Submixer

Submix In 5-8
Channel

Signal

Submixer Input 5 (Left)

Submixer Input 5 (Right)

The output of the Line Submixer can then be


connected to Pro Tools audio interface inputs
for recording, or it can be monitored through
the Monitor section of C|24.

Submixer Input 6 (Left)

Submixer Input 6 (Right)

Submixer Input 7 (Left)

The built-in Line Submixer operates independently of Pro Tools and can be used whenever
C|24 is powered on.

Submixer Input 7 (Right)

Submixer Input 8 (Left)

Submixer Input 8 (Right)

C|24 provides an 8x2 Line Submixer that can be


used to mix instrument inputs, auxiliary returns, or other external sources to stereo.

Line Submixer Inputs


C|24 Line Submixer inputs appear as two groups
of 4 stereo inputs (1-4, 5-8) on the back panel.
Each group of stereo inputs has a DB-25 female
connector, labeled as follows:
Submix In 1-4 (ST)

Line Submixer Outputs


Stereo Outputs C|24 Line Submixer outputs appear as a pair of line-level outputs (L-R) on the
back panel. Each output has a 1/4-inch balanced
TRS connector, labeled as follows:

Submix Out L

Submix In 5-8 (ST)


Each of the 8 submixer inputs has an independent gain control on the top panel.

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Submix Out R
Submix Out 1-2
Channel

Signal

Line Submixer input connections are shown in


the following tables.

Submix Out (Left)

Submix In 1-4

Submix Out (Right)

Channel

Signal

Submixer Input 1 (Left)

Submixer Input 1 (Right)

Submixer Input 2 (Left)

Submixer Input 2 (Right)

Submixer Input 3 (Left)

Submixer Input 3 (Right)

Submixer Input 4 (Left)

Submixer Input 4 (Right)

C|24 Guide

Stereo Output to Monitor Section C|24 Submixer outputs (L-R) can also be routed to the
Left and Right channels of the C|24 Monitor section using the To Mon switch on the top panel
of C|24. This is useful for monitoring your studio equipment when you are not running
Pro Tools.

The submixer output level is controlled with the


Master level control on the top panel.

Monitor Section
The C|24 Monitor section is a six-channel
control room monitoring system that allows
connection of up to four input sources (two 6channel or 4-channel surround, and two stereo),
two cue inputs, and two outputs (one 6-channel
surround and one stereo).
Monitor section Inputs are connected to
Pro Tools audio interface outputs and other input sources in your studio. Monitor section Outputs are connected to your speakers, cue system,
headphones, and studio talkback and listenback
systems.
The Monitor section operates independently of
Pro Tools and can be used to monitor other input sources whenever C|24 is powered on.

Monitor Section Inputs


C|24 Monitor section inputs appear on three
DB-25 female connectors on the back panel,
labeled as follows:
Pro Tools In (PT 1-6 + Cue 1-2)
Surround In (Alt Sur 1-6)
Ext Stereo In (Ext St 1 + St 2)
Input sources can be selected individually or
summed using the Monitor source switches on
the top panel of C|24.
Monitor section input connections are shown in
the following tables.

Pro Tools In (PT 1-6 + Cue 1-2)


Main Inputs Connect the outputs from your
Pro Tools system to the Main Inputs.
Cue Inputs Connect cue outputs from your

Pro Tools system (such as a Send-based cue mix


routed to audio interface outputs) to the Cue
Inputs.
Pro Tools In (PT 1-6 + Cue 1-2)
Channel

Signal

Main Input Left (L)

Main Input Center (C)

Main Input Right (R)

Main Input Left Surround (Ls)

Main Input Right Surround (Rs)

Main Input LFE (LFE)

Cue Input Left

Cue Input Right

Surround In (Alt Sur 1-6)


Alternate Surround Inputs Connect an alternate

input source (up to 5.1 surround) to the Alt Sur


(Alternate Surround) Inputs.
Surround In (Alt Sur 1-6)
Channel

Signal

Alt Input Left (L)

Alt Input Center (C)

Alt Input Right (R)

Alt Input Left Surround (Ls)

Alt Input Right Surround (Rs)

Main Input LFE (LFE)

(Unused)

(Unused)
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Ext Stereo In (Ext St 1 + St 2)

Control Room Out (5.1 Mon Out L:1 R:3)

External Stereo Inputs Connect external stereo

Main Outputs Connect the Main Outputs to your


primary studio monitors (tables are shown
below for 5.1, LCRS and Stereo Main monitor
setups).

sources (such as a DAT or CD player) to the


External Stereo Inputs.
Ext Stereo In (Ext St 1 + St 2)
Channel

Signal

Ext Stereo 1 In Left

Ext Stereo 1 In Right

Ext Stereo 2 In Left

Ext Stereo 2 In Right

(Unused)

(Unused)

(Unused)

(Unused)

Alternate Outputs Connect the Alternate Out-

puts to a secondary pair of studio monitors. The


Alt Outputs (L-R) are also available on 1/4-inch
balanced TRS connectors on the back panel, and
mirror the output signal on the Alt Outputs on
the Control Room Out connector.
Main Outputs (5.1) and Alternate Outputs
Control Room Out (5.1 Mon Out L:1 R:3)
Channel

Signal

Main Output Left (L)

Main Output Center (C)

Monitor Section Outputs

Main Output Right (R)

C|24 Monitor section outputs appear on two DB25 female connectors on the back panel, labeled
as follows:

Main Output Left Surround (Ls)

Main Output Right Surround (Rs)

Main Output LFE (LFE)

Alt (Stereo) Output Left

Alt (Stereo) Output Right

Control Room Out (5.1 Mon Out L:1 R:3)


Cue Outputs (Cue + SLS + TB)
The Monitor section output mode can be set to
5.1, LCRS, or Stereo using the Monitor mode
switches on the top panel of C|24.
Monitor section output connections are shown
in the following tables.

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Main Outputs (LCRS) and Alternate Outputs

Cue Outputs (Cue + SLS +TB)

Control Room Out (5.1 Mon Out)

Cue Outputs Connect the Cue Outputs to the in-

Channel

Signal

puts of your cue system.

Main Output Left (L)

Main Output Center (C)

Studio LS Outputs Connect Studio LS Outputs to


speakers in your live room.

Main Output Right (R)

Surround Output (S)

Slate Output to an available Pro Tools input to


record slate information.

(Unused)

Cue Outputs (Cue + SLS + TB)

(Unused)

Channel

Signal

Alt (Stereo) Output Left

Cue Out Left

Alt (Stereo) Output Right

Cue Out Right

Studio LS Out Left

Studio LS Out Right

Talkback Slate Out

(Unused)

(Unused)

(Unused)

Main Outputs (Stereo) and Alternate Outputs


Control Room Out (5.1 Mon Out)
Channel

Signal

Main Output Left (L)

(Unused)

Main Output Right (R)

(Unused)

(Unused)

(Unused)

Alt (Stereo) Output Left

Alt (Stereo) Output Right

Talkback Slate Output Connect the Talkback

Alternate Outputs (Stereo)


Alt Outputs (Alt Out L-R on 1/4-inch TRS connectors)
Chan

Signal

Alt (Stereo) Output Left

Alt (Stereo) Output Right

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Listen and Talkback Microphones

C|24 provides connectors for a Listen microphone and an optional External Talkback microphone.
Listen Mic This XLR connector lets you connect
a microphone to provide two-way communication between the studio and the control room.
External Talkback Mic This XLR connector lets

you connect an external microphone to use in


place of the built-in Talkback microphone. Talkback input is selected in the Talkback Preferences in Utility mode. See External Talkback
Microphone on page 120.
For more information on the Talkback function,
see Talkback Switch on page 59.
Headphone Output

C|24 provides a headphone output with a 1/4inch TRS connector on the front of the unit.
Headphone source is switchable between Control Room outputs L and R (channels 1 and 3,
pre-fader) and the Cue send (post-fader).

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Chapter 5: Connecting Your Studio

Connection Examples for


Stereo Monitoring
You can set up a basic stereo monitoring system
using 2-channel input from Pro Tools. This input can be monitored on channels 1 (Left) and 3
(Right) of the C|24 Main Monitor outputs, or in
the C|24 Alt Monitor (Stereo) outputs.
Another stereo source can be monitored by connecting it to channels 1 (Left) and 3 (Right) of
the Alternate Surround Inputs.
Additional stereo sources can be monitored by
connecting them to the External Stereo 1 and 2
Inputs.
You can also connect a separate cue send from
Pro Tools, and route it to the C|24 cue system
outputs.
The following tables and diagram show examples of connections for stereo monitoring.

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Monitoring System Inputs

Monitoring System Outputs

Main Inputs and Cue Inputs

Main Outputs (Stereo) and Alternate Outputs

Pro Tools In (PT 1-6 + Cue 1-2)

Control Room Out (5.1 Mon Out L:1 R:3)

Cha
n

Signal

Main Input Left (L) from Pro Tools Out 1

no connection

Main Input Right (R) from Pro Tools Out 2

no connection

no connection

no connection

Cue Input Left from Pro Tools Cue Out 1

Cue Input Right from Pro Tools Cue Out 2

Alternate Inputs
Surround In (Alt Sur 1-6)

Signal

Main Output Left (L) to Main speaker L

no connection

Main Output Right (R) to Main speaker R

no connection

no connection

no connection

Alt (Stereo) Output Left to Alt speaker L

Alt (Stereo) Output Right to Alt speaker R

Alt Outputs (Alt Out L-R on 1/4-inch TRS connectors)


Chan

Signal

Chan

Signal

Alt (Stereo) Output Left to Alt speaker L

Alt Input Left (L)

Alt (Stereo) Output Right to Alt speaker R

no connection

Cue Outputs

Alt Input Right (R)

Cue Outputs (Cue + SLS + TB)

no connection

Channel

Signal

no connection

Cue Out Left to cue system

no connection

Cue Out Right to cue system

External Stereo Inputs


Ext Stereo In (Ext St 1 + St 2)

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Chan

Cha
n

Signal

Ext Stereo 1 In Left from CD player

Ext Stereo 1 In Right from CD player

Ext Stereo 2 In Left from DAT deck

Ext Stereo 2 In Right from DAT deck

C|24 Guide

Stereo Studio Connections


(Example Setup)

003
Rack

Pro Tools
Stereo Out 1-2
Cue Out 1-2

Preamp Line Out


to Pro Tools
CD player
or DAT deck

Submixer
Out
Ext Stereo In

Line Submixer In

Mic In Line In

DI

C|24

Pro Tools In
Monitor Alt Out
Cue Out
Headphone Out

Alternate speakers

Monitor
Main Out
Ch 1,3

Cue system
Main speakers

Example studio setup with stereo monitoring

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Connection Examples for


Surround Monitoring
You can set up a surround monitoring system
using up to 6-channel input from Pro Tools.
5.1, LCRS, or Stereo input can be monitored in
the C|24 Main Monitor outputs. Stereo input can
also be monitored in the C|24 Alt Monitor (Stereo) outputs.
An additional surround source can be monitored by connecting it to the Alternate Surround
Inputs.
External stereo sources can be monitored by
connecting them to the External Stereo 1 and 2
Inputs.
You can also connect a separate cue send from
Pro Tools, and route it to the C|24 cue system
outputs.
The following tables and diagram show examples of connections for surround monitoring.

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C|24 Guide

Monitoring System Inputs

External Stereo Inputs

Monitor Inputs and Cue Inputs

Ext Stereo In (Ext St 1 + St 2)

Pro Tools In (PT 1-6 + Cue 1-2)

Cha
n

Signal

Ext Stereo 1 In Left from CD player

Ext Stereo 1 In Right from CD player

Main Input Center (C) from Pro Tools Out 2

Ext Stereo 2 In Left from DAT deck

Main Input Right (R) from Pro Tools Out 3

Ext Stereo 2 In Right from DAT deck

Main Input L Surr (Ls) from Pro Tools Out 4

Main Input R Surr (Rs) from Pro Tools Out


5

Main Input LFE (LFE) from Pro Tools Out 6

Cue Input Left from Pro Tools Cue Out 1

Cha
n

Signal

Cue Input Right from Pro Tools Cue Out 2

Main Output Left (L) to Left speaker

Alternate Surround Inputs

Main Output Center (C) to Center speaker

Surround In (Alt Sur 1-6)

Main Output Right (R) to Right Speaker

Main Output Left Surround (Ls) to Left


Surround speaker

Main Output Right Surround (Rs) to Right


Surround speaker

Main Output LFE (LFE) to Subwoofer

Alt (Stereo) Output Left to Alt speaker L

Alt (Stereo) Output Right to Alt speaker R

Cha
n

Signal

Main Input Left (L) from Pro Tools Out 1

Chan

Signal

Alt Input Left (L) from DVD player

Alt Input Center (C) from DVD player

Alt Input Right (R) from DVD player

Alt Input Left Surround (Ls) from DVD


player

Alt Input Right Surround (Rs) from DVD


player

Alt Input LFE (LFE) from DVD player

Monitoring System Outputs


Main Outputs (5.1) and Alternate Outputs
Control Room Out (5.1 Mon Out L:1 R:3)

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Main Outputs (LCRS) and Alternate Outputs


Control Room Out (5.1 Mon Out L:1 R:3)
Cha
n

Signal

Main Output Left (L) to Left speaker

Main Output Center (C) to Center speaker

Main Output Right (R) to Right Speaker

Main Output Left Surround (Ls) to Surround speaker (or split to 2 Surround
speakers)

no connection

no connection

Alt (Stereo) Output Left to Alt speaker L

Alt (Stereo) Output Right to Alt speaker R

Alternate Outputs (Stereo)


Alt Outputs (Alt Out L-R on 1/4-inch TRS connectors)

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Chan

Signal

Alt (Stereo) Output Left to Alt speaker L

Alt (Stereo) Output Right to Alt speaker R

C|24 Guide

5.1 Surround Studio Connections


(Example Setup)

HD I/O

Pro Tools
Ch 1-6 Out
Cue Out 1-2

Preamp Line Out


to Pro Tools
CD player
or DAT deck

Ext Talkback
& Listen Mics

Ext Stereo In

Line Submixer In

Mic In Line In

DI

C|24

Pro Tools In
Monitor Alt Out

Headphone Out

Alt
Surround In

Alternate speakers

Monitor
Main Out
Ch 1-6
4

DVD player

Ls

Rs

LFE

Example studio setup with 5.1 surround monitoring

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Part III: Reference

Chapter 6: C|24 Pro Tools Controls


Fader

Fader Section
Channel Strip
Automation
Mode
indicators
EQ switch
Insert switch

Automation Mode
switch
Dyn switch

Mute Switch

Send switch

Rotary Encoder

The Mute switch toggles mute status for the


channel. When a track is muted, its Mute switch
lights solid. When a track is implicitly muted
(because another track is soloed), its Mute
switch flashes.

Encoder switch

Solo Switch

LCD display

Input Monitor
switch

Each channel has a touch-sensitive motorized


fader for controlling channel volume in Normal
mode and a wide range of parameters in Flip
mode. When you are automating a parameter on
a fader in Touch mode, touching the fader starts
writing automation.

Record Enable
switch
Channel
Select switch
Solo switch
Mute switch
Fader

The Solo switch toggles solo status for the channel. When a channel is soloed, the Solo switch
lights, and the Mute switches on other channels
in the session flash to indicate implicit mute.
The Solo switch function follows the Pro Tools
Solo Latch options (Latch, X-OR, and Momentary).
Solo Safe Mode To solo safe a track, hold the
Command/Ctrl Modifier switch and press the
tracks Solo switch. When a track is solo safed,
its Solo switch flashes once.

Channel Strip

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Channel Select Switch

Rotary Encoder Section

The Channel Select switch selects the channel in


Pro Tools, and lights when the channel is selected. The Channel Select switch can be set to
follow latching or X-OR (non-latching) behavior. See Console Preferences on page 47.

Select/Auto
switch

Input Monitor Switch

The function of the Input Monitor switch depends on the type of track displayed in the channel strip.
Audio Tracks (Pro Tools HD and Pro Tools with
Complete Production Toolkit Only) The Input

Monitor switch toggles the input monitoring


mode (TrackInput) for the channel between
Auto Input and Input Only mode. When the
channel is in Input Only mode, the Input Monitor switch lights.
Instrument Tracks The Input Monitor switch
transfers control of MIDI Volume to the fader,
MIDI Pan to the rotary encoder, and MIDI Mute
to the channel Mute switch. It also changes Input and Output assign modes to apply to MIDI
Inputs and Outputs on the Instrument track.
When MIDI controls are displayed on the channel fader and encoder, the Input Monitor switch
flashes.

Record Enable Switch

The Record Enable switch toggles record enable


status for the channel. When a track is recordenabled and Pro Tools is idle or playing back,
the Record Enable switch flashes. During recording, the Record Enable switch lights continuously.
Record Safe Mode To record safe a track, hold

the Command/Ctrl Modifier switch and press


the tracks Record Enable switch.

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Pre/Post
switch

Rotary
Encoder
Encoder
switch

Send Mute
switch
Rotary Encoder section

Rotary Encoder

Each Channel has a rotary encoder. The function


of the rotary encoders depends on the current
mode and view.
Console Views Rotary encoders control channel
pan, send level and assignments, depending on
which Console view is enabled (Pan view or
Sends view). If your system includes a PRE, mic
pre level can be controlled from the rotary encoders in Console view.
Channel View Rotary encoders control plug-in,

pan, send, or plug-in settings and assignments,


depending on which Channel view is enabled
(Pan/Send view or Insert Select view). If your
system includes a PRE, most mic pre controls
can be accessed in Channel View.
Flip Mode Rotary encoders control track Volume
or Send pan position when Flip mode is enabled.

Rotary Encoder LEDs

Switch Functions Section

Each rotary encoder has a ring of 11 LEDs for indicating data values controlled by the encoder.
Discrete or stepped information such as pan position or frequency is shown by a single LED.
Continuously variable values such as send level,
gain, or filter bandwidth are shown by an expanding series of LEDs.

The Switch Functions section has three switches


that set the function of the encoder switches in
certain views.

Encoder LED rings can show send level, pan position, and plug-in parameter values. In Flip
mode, they can show track level or Send pan position.
Encoder Switch

The switches under each encoder perform a variety of functions, depending on what is shown
in the LCD displays. Functions of the encoder
switch include:
Sends Console view: Toggling Send mute or
Send pre/post status
Pan/Send Channel view: Toggling Send
mute or Send pre/post status
Parameter view: Cycling stepped plug-in
parameters, setting up multi-mono plug-in
operation
Mic Pre view: If your system includes a
PRE, controlling mic pre settings
Groups view: Selecting Group IDs for new
groups, enabling or selecting current
Groups

Select/Auto Switch

The Select/Auto switch is available only when


C|24 is in Parameter view.
Select When the Select/Auto switch is unlit, it is
in Select mode. In this mode, encoder switches
toggle plug-in parameters displayed above the
corresponding encoder.
Auto When the Select/Auto switch is lit, it is in
Auto mode. In this mode, encoder switches do
either of the following:

If Pro Tools is idle or playing back, the encoder switches enable the corresponding
plug-in parameters for automation. The
switch lights to indicate enabled status.
If an automation pass is in progress, the encoder switches flash to indicate writing of
plug-in automation. You can press a flashing encoder switch to punch the plug-in parameter out of writing.
Pre/Post Switch

The Pre/Post switch is available only when C|24


is in Sends Console view.

Default switch: Setting parameters to their


default values

When the Pre/Post switch is lit, the encoder


switches toggle the corresponding Send between
pre- and post-fader operation. When the encoder switch is unlit, the Send is set to postfader operation. When the encoder switch is lit,
the Send is set to pre-fader operation.

Window Configuration view: Creating, editing, and recalling Window configurations

When you hold down the Pre/Post switch, the


pre/post status of all Sends is displayed.

Soft Keys view: Cycling preferences or performing actions

Memory Location view: Creating, editing,


and recalling Memory Locations
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Send Mute Switch

The Send Mute switch is available only when


C|24 is in Sends Console view.
When the Send Mute switch is lit, the encoder
switches toggle the mute status of the corresponding Send. When the encoder switch is unlit, the Send is not muted When the encoder
switch is lit, the Send is muted.
To view the mute status of all displayed Sends,
hold down the Send Mute switch.
LED Displays

Display Mode
switch
LED displays
LED displays and Display Mode switch

The LED displays provide two rows of 6 characters for each channel strip.
LED Display Mode Switch
To cycle forward through LED display modes:

Press the Display Mode switch.

To cycle backward through the LED display


modes:

Hold the Shift (add) Modifier switch and press


the Display Mode switch.

The available display modes depend on the current view.


Home (Pan Console) View

In Pan Console view, the Display Mode switch


cycles through the following channel display
modes:

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Name Mode Shows the track name only on the

top row. Volume and Pan values are displayed


on the bottom row when the fader is touched or
the encoder is moved, according to the TchVal
preference.
Volume Mode Shows the track name on the top

row and track volume on the bottom row.


Pan Mode Shows the track name on the top row
and track pan on the bottom row.
Headroom Mode Shows the track name on the

top row and track headroom on the bottom row.


Mem Loc/Win Cfg Mode Shows the track name
on the top row and available Memory Locations
or Window Configurations on the bottom row.
Sends Console View

In Sends Console view, the Display Mode switch


cycles through the following Send display
modes:
Send Path Shows the track name on the top row

and the I/O or bus path for the Send on the bottom row.
Send Volume Shows the track name on the top

row and the Send volume on the bottom row.


Blank Shows track name only on the top row.
Channel Information

In any view, you can also press and hold the Display Mode switch to show channel state information, including current view display, LED
display data, rotary and fader controls, and
plug-in information.

Insert Switch

Insert/Send
Bypass
switch

Send Switch

Insert switch

Insert/Send
Bypass
switch

Send switch

Insert switch

Send switch

Each channel has an Insert switch that lets you


select and view inserts on that channel. The
switch lights to indicate that there is at least one
non-EQ, non-Dynamics plug-in on the channel.

Each channel has a Send switch that lets you select and view Sends on that channel.The switch
lights to indicate that there is at least one Send
on the channel.

When you press a lit Insert switch, C|24 enters


Insert Select view, and displays the channels inserts across the LCD displays. From Insert Select
view, you can display all the controls of a single
plug-in in Parameter view. See Insert Select
View on page 79 and Parameter View on
page 81.

When you press a lit Send switch, C|24 enters


Pan/Send Channel view, and displays the channels Sends across the LCD displays. See
Pan/Send Channel View on page 74.

In Parameter view, when you press and hold a lit


Insert switch, the LCD displays show information on the currently focused insert.
Insert/Send Bypass Switch

The Insert and Send Bypass switch changes the


function of the Insert switches on all channels,
putting them in Bypass mode. When the Insert/Send Bypass switch is lit, the Insert switch
toggles the Bypass state of all plug-ins on the
channel. In Bypass mode, when the plug-ins on a
track are bypassed, the tracks Insert switch is
lit.

When you double-press a Send switch, C|24 enters Expanded Pan view, and displays the pan
controls for a track. See Expanded Pan View
on page 76.
Insert/Send Bypass Switch

The Insert and Send Bypass switch changes the


function of the Send switches on all channels,
putting them in Bypass mode. When the Insert/Send Bypass switch is lit, the Send switch
toggles the mute status of all Sends on the channel. In Bypass mode, when the sends on a track
are muted, the tracks Send switch is lit.
See Muting Sends in Pan/Send Channel View
on page 75.

See Bypassing Plug-ins on page 80.

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EQ and Dynamics Switches


EQ/Dyn
Bypass
switch

Channel Automation Mode Switch and


Indicators
Dyn switch
EQ switch

Automation Mode indicators

EQ and Dynamics switches

Each channel has EQ and Dynamics switches


that let you focus any plug-ins of the corresponding type assigned to that channel. The EQ
or Dyn switch lights to indicate that there is at
least one plug-in of the corresponding type on
the channel. When you press a lit EQ or Dyn
switch, C|24 enters Parameter view, and displays the plug-ins controls across the LCD displays. See Viewing EQ and Dynamics Plug-ins
on page 82.
In Parameter view, when you press and hold a lit
EQ or Dyn switch, the LCD displays show information on the currently focused plug-in.
EQ and Dynamics Bypass Switch

The EQ and Dynamics Bypass switch changes


the function of the EQ and Dynamics switches
on all channels, putting them in Bypass mode.
EQ Switch When the EQ and Dyn Bypass switch

is lit, the EQ switch toggles the Bypass state of


all EQ plug-ins on the channel. In Bypass mode,
when the EQ plug-ins on a track are bypassed,
the tracks EQ switch is lit.
Dynamics Switch When the EQ and Dyn Bypass

switch is lit, the Dyn switch toggles the Bypass


state of all Dynamics plug-ins on the channel. In
Bypass mode, when the Dynamics plug-ins on a
track are bypassed, the tracks Dyn switch is lit.
See Bypassing EQ and Dynamics Plug-ins on
page 82.

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Automation Mode switch


Automation Mode switch and indicators

Each channel has an Automation Mode switch


and series of Automation Mode indicators
(Write, Touch, Latch, Trim and Read).
The Automation Mode switch cycles the channel
through the following Pro Tools automation
modes:
Write
Touch
Latch
Touch/Latch (Pro Tools HD and Pro Tools
with Complete Production Toolkit only)
Read
See Working with Automation on page 106.
The Automation Mode switch lets you cycle the
channel through Touch, Latch, Touch/Latch,
Read and Off modes during playback, but it prevents you from entering Write mode during
playback. To directly enter Write mode during
playback, use the Global Automation Mode
switch (See Automation Mode Switches on
page 43.)
When in Write mode, the corresponding indicator flashes at all times. When in Touch, Latch, or
Touch/Latch modes, the corresponding indicator lights until automation writing begins.
When automation writing begins on the channel, the indicator flashes. If automation is
turned off for the channel (Off), none of the indicators is lit.

Global Automation Switches


Automation Mode Switches
Automation
Write Mode
switch

Automation
Trim Mode
switch

Automation
Touch Mode
switch
Automation
Latch Mode
switch

Automation
Read Mode
switch
Automation
Off
switch

Automation Enable Switches


Enable Volume
Automation
switch

Enable Send Level


Automation
switch

Enable Pan
Automation
switch

Enable Send Pan


Automation
switch

Enable Mute
Automation
switch

Enable Send Mute


Automation
switch

Suspend
Automation
switch

Enable Plug-in
Automation
switch

Automation Mode switches

Automation Enable switches

The Automation Mode switches are used to display and set automation modes. These switches
light to indicate that at least one channel is in
that automation mode. If multiple channels are
selected and set to different automation modes,
all applicable mode switches are lit.

The Automation Enable switches are used to enable or suspend writing of each type of automation on all channels. The Automation Enable
switches mirror the function of the corresponding buttons in the Automation window.

The Automation Mode switches mirror the function of the on-screen Automation Mode selector
for each track, and let you change automation
modes of channels during playback.
See Working with Automation on page 106.

When writing is enabled for an automation type


but it is not currently writing on any track in the
session, the corresponding switch lights solid.
When writing is enabled for an automation type
and it is currently writing on any track in the
session, the corresponding switch flashes.

mode of a track to Write mode.

Volume Switch Enables and suspends writing of


channel volume automation on all tracks in the
session.

Touch Switch Indicates or sets the automation

Pan Switch Enables and suspends writing of

Write Switch Indicates or sets the automation

mode of a track to Touch mode.

channel pan automation on all tracks in the session.

Latch Switch Indicates or sets the automation


mode of a track to Latch mode.

Mute Switch Enables and suspends writing of

Trim Switch (Pro Tools HD and Pro Tools with


Complete Production Toolkit Only) Indicates or

channel mute automation on all tracks in the


session.

sets the automation mode of a track to Trim


mode.

Send Level Switch Enables and suspends writ-

Read Switch Indicates or sets the automation

mode of a track to Read mode.


Off Switch Sets the automation mode of a track

to Off.

ing of send level automation on all tracks in the


session.
Send Pan Switch Enables and suspends writing

of send pan automation on all tracks in the session.


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Send Mute Switch Enables and suspends writing

Punch Switch Writes the current automation

of send mute automation on all channels.

value of all write-enabled parameters back to the


punch point (the location in the track where the
current automation pass started).

Plug-in Switch Enables and suspends writing of


automation for any automation-enabled plug-in
parameters on all tracks in the session.
Suspend Switch Suspends writing and playback
of all automation in the session.

Automation Write To Switches


(Pro Tools HD and Pro Tools with Complete
Production Toolkit Only)

Automation
Write to Start
switch

Automation
Write To All
switch
Automation
Write To End
switch

Automation
Write to Punch
switch

Automation
Write to Next
switch

Next Switch Writes the current automation


value of all write-enabled parameters forward to
the next automation breakpoint.

Modifier Switches
Shift (add)
switch
Control/Win
switch

Option/Alt (all)
switch
Command/Ctrl
switch

Modifier switches

The Modifier keys duplicate the function of the


Pro Tools computer keyboard modifiers.

Automation Write To switches

Shift (add) Switch (Mac and Windows)

The Automation Write To switches invoke the


manual Write to Start/End/All/Punch
commands and the automatic Write to
Start/End/All/Punch on Stop automation commands in Pro Tools. These switches mirror the
function of the corresponding buttons in the
Automation window.
See Working with Automation on page 106.
All Switch Writes the current automation value

of all write-enabled parameters to a selection or


track when performing an automation pass.
Start Switch Writes the current automation
value of all write-enabled parameters to the
start of a selection or track when performing an
automation pass.
End Switch Writes the current automation value
of all write-enabled parameters to the end of a
selection or track when performing an automation pass.
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The Shift (add) Modifier switch duplicates the


function of the Shift key.
Control (Mac) or Win (Windows) Switch

The Ctrl/Win Modifier switch duplicates the


function of the Control key (Mac) or the Windows key, also called the Start key (Windows).
Option (Mac) or Alt (Windows) Switch

The Opt/Alt (all) Modifier switch duplicates the


function or the Option key (Mac) or the Alt key
(Windows).
Command (Mac) or Control (Windows) Switch

The Command/Ctrl Modifier switch duplicates


the function of the Command key (Mac) or the
Control (Windows).

Channel Bar
The Channel Bar spans the center of the Fader section of C|24, and includes controls for inserts, channel assignments, pan display, send display, and Soft Key functions.

Inserts
section

Assign
section

Pan
section

Soft Keys
switch

Sends
section

Channel Bar
Scroll
switches

Channel Bar

Inserts Section

Insert/
Compare
Parameter
switch
switch
Safe
Master Bypass
switch
switch
Inserts section of the Channel Bar

Compare Switch

The Compare switch lets you compare any plugin changes to the currently loaded plug-in settings. This mirrors the function of the Compare
button in Pro Tools plug-in windows. The Compare switch lights to indicate that controls on a
plug-in have been changed but not saved as a
preset.
Safe Switch

The Master Bypass switch bypasses plug-ins in


one of two ways, depending on the current view.

The Safe switch enables plug-in automation safe


mode for the currently displayed plug-in. The
Safe switch lights when an automation safed
plug-in is focused.

Insert Select View The Master Bypass switch by-

Insert/Parameter Switch

Master Bypass Switch

passes all plug-ins on the focused channel.


Parameter View The Master Bypass switch by-

passes only the plug-in currently shown in the


LCD displays.
The Master Bypass switch lights to indicate that
the currently displayed plug-in is bypassed. The
Master Bypass switch flashes to indicate that at
least one channel of a currently displayed multimono plug-in is bypassed.

The Insert/Parameter switch toggles the C|24


view between Insert Select view and Parameter
view, and accesses multi-mono plug-in setup
page. When an inserts parameters are shown in
the LCD displays, the Insert/Param switch
lights.
See Parameter View on page 81 and Setting
Up Multi-mono Plug-ins on page 82.

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Assign Section

Pan Section

Input
switch
Assign
switch

Output
switch

Escape/
Cancel
switch

When in Pan Console view or Pan/Send Channel


view, the switches in the Pan section determine
which pan controls are assigned to the channel
encoders. The corresponding pan, divergence,
or percentage values are shown in the LCD displays.

Assign section of the Channel Bar

Assign Switch

The Assign switch puts C|24 into Assign mode,


which lets you assign inputs, outputs, inserts,
and sends from the rotary encoders.

L(C)R
switch

Rear
switch

Center %
switch

Front-Rear Divergence
switch
switch

L/R
switch

LFE
switch

Soft Keys
switch

Pan section of the Channel Bar

See Assign Mode on page 90.


Input and Output Switches

L(C)R Switch

The Input and Output switches display channel


input and output path names in the bottom row
of the LCD displays.

The L(C)R switch assigns Left-Right pan (stereo


tracks) or Front pan (multichannel tracks) to
the encoder. When the Divergence switch is lit,
this switch assigns Front divergence control to
the encoder.

In Assign mode, the Input and Output switches


bring the inputs and outputs to the rotary encoders for assignment.

Front-Rear Switch

Escape/Cancel Switch

The Escape/Cancel switch is used to exit modes


and to cancel operations or on-screen dialogs.
When an action has occurred that can be exited
or canceled with the Escape/Cancel switch, the
switch flashes.

The Front-Rear switch assigns Front-Rear pan


to the encoder. When the Divergence switch is
lit, this switch assigns Front-Rear divergence
control to the encoder.
Rear Switch

The Rear switch assigns Rear pan to the encoder.


When the Divergence switch is lit, this switch
assigns Rear divergence control to the encoder.
Divergence Switch

The Divergence switch puts the L(C)R, FrontRear, and Rear switches into Divergence mode,
which lets you adjust divergence for the corresponding parameters.

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Center Percentage Switch

The Center Percentage (%) switch assigns the


Center Percentage parameter to the encoder.
LFE Switch

The LFE switch assigns LFE volume control to


the encoder.
L/R Switch

The L/R switch toggles display of the Left and


Right pan control on the tracks encoder. When
L/R switch is unlit, the track pan controls the
Left pan control (stereo tracks). When L/R
switch is lit, the track pan controls the Right pan
control (stereo tracks).

Soft Keys Switch


The Soft Keys switch provides access to C|24
preferences, Pro Tools actions and Automation
preferences directly from the LCD displays.
To set a preference or action from the Soft Keys:
1

Press the Soft Keys switch.

Press the encoder switch that corresponds to


the displayed item to cycle the preference setting
or perform the command.

Press the Soft Keys switch to exit.


You can exit Soft Keys directly by entering
any other view or mode on C|24, except for
Master Faders mode. The Masters switch
does not exit Soft Keys.

The following console preferences, actions and


and automation preferences are available:
Console Preferences
Faders (Faders On/Off) Temporarily turns off
C|24 faders to prevent fader movement when
monitoring a mix.
TchVal (Touch Display of Parameter Values) De-

termines the temporary display of control parameter values on a track when its fader is
touched or its encoder is moved. TchVal can be
set to the following:
On: All parameter values display when a
control is touched
Off: Touch has no effect
NoVol: All parameter values except volume
values display when a control is touched
Select (Select Switch Latch Mode) Determines

whether channel Select switches follow latching


or X-OR (non-latching) behavior.
When this preference is set to Latch, channel
Select buttons will latch on when pressed.
When this preference is set to X-OR, pressing a channel Select switches disables other
channel Select switches. To select multiple channels in X-OR mode, press and hold multiple Select switches.

TkDsp (Track Display) Cycles the display of track

names in the Console views to include Name


(name only), Number (track position number
and an abbreviated name), or Grp ID (Group ID
letter and an abbreviated track name).

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ChanWn (Channel Window Display) Determines


whether displaying plug-in or send parameters
opens the corresponding plug-in or send window on-screen in Pro Tools.

Automation Preferences

When this preference is set to Yes, the onscreen display of plug-in and send windows
changes to reflect the state of the control
surface.

automatically resume writing of automation after the transport is stopped and started again
during an automation pass.

When this preference is set to No, the onscreen display of plug-in and send windows does
not change to reflect the state of the control
surface.

2KbPan (Two-Knob Panning) (Pro Tools HD and


Pro Tools with Complete Production Toolkit
Only) Toggles linking of front and rear pan con-

trols in surround panner windows to facilitate


left-right motion in the surround field.
Actions
(Pro Tools HD and Pro Tools with Complete
Production Toolkit Only)

AutoJn (Auto Join) Sets tracks in Latch mode to

LchStp (Allow Latch Prime in Stop) Toggles the


Allow Latch Prime in Stop preference, which allows tracks in Latch mode to be primed for writing automation while the transport is stopped.
ColVCA (Coalesce when Removing Slaves from
VCA Group) Toggles the preference that auto-

matically coalesces automation to slave track


when they are removed from a VCA-controlled
group.
ColTrm (Coalesce Trim Automation) Sets the
preference that determines when Trim automation is coalesced. The preference settings are as
follows:

Prview (Preview) Puts Pro Tools in Preview

EveryP: After Every Pass

mode.

OnExit: On Exiting Trim Mode

PchPrv (Punch Preview) Executes the Punch

Manual: Manually

Preview command.
SusPrv (Preview Suspend) Suspends Preview

mode.
Captre (Capture) Executes the Capture com-

mand.
PchCap (Punch Capture) Executes the Punch

Capture command.
Join Executes the Join command.

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Sends Section
The Sends section switches are used in Console
view to focus sends in the LCD displays. Send
volume is controlled by the encoders.

F-J
switch

Sends
switches (A-E/F-J)

Sends section of the Channel Bar

Miscellaneous Controls
Edit Mode Switches

Spot
switch
Shuffle
switch

Grid
switch
Slip
switch

F-J switch

Edit Mode switches

The F-J switch selects the bank of Sends accessible from the Sends switches.

The Edit Mode switches place Pro Tools directly


in the corresponding Edit mode. The switch
lights to indicate the current mode.

When the F-J switch is off, the Sends switches


control Sends A through E. When the F-J switch
is on, the Sends switches control Sends F
through J.
Sends Switches

The Sends switches (A-E, F-J) are used to focus a


single Send position in the LCD displays, across
all tracks. The switches light to indicate the currently focused Send.

Shuffle Switch Places Pro Tools in Shuffle mode.


Spot Switch Places Pro Tools in Spot mode.
Slip Switch Places Pro Tools in Slip mode.
Grid Switch Places Pro Tools in Grid mode and

toggles between Absolute and Relative Grid


mode.
See Selecting Edit Tools on page 104.

Channel Bar Scroll Switches


The Channel Bar Scroll switches are used to
bank the display of parameters, sends, memory
locations, window configurations, or groups in
the LCD displays.
The Channel Bar Scroll switches light when additional parameters are available in the corresponding direction.

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View and Edit Switches

Edit Switches

The Edit switches directly execute the corresponding command in Pro Tools. The switches
light to indicate which functions are available.
Copy and Paste Switches
Focus
Copy
switch
switch
Paste
Home
Mic Pre
switch
switch
switch
View and Edit switches

The Copy and Paste switches carry out the Copy


and Paste commands in the Pro Tools Edit
menu.
See Cutting and Pasting on page 104.

View Switches
Home Switch

Tools & Functions Switches

The Home switch puts C|24 into Pan/Console


view, which is the default view. In this view, faders control channel volume, rotary encoders
control channel pan.
See Pan Console View on page 71.
Focus Switch

The Focus switch returns C|24 to the previously


focused view (Parameter view, Expanded Send
view, Expanded Pan view, or Mic Pre view) after
you change to a Console view. The Focus switch
lights to indicate that it is possible to return to a
focused view.
Mic Pre Switch

The Mic Pre switch toggles C|24 into Mic Pre


view, which shows the controls of any
connected PRE.
See Mic Pre View on page 85.

Trim/
All Notes Off

Grabber/
Click

Alt Function Select/


Wait For Note

Smart/
Merge-Rec

Pencil/
Count Off

Link Trk-Edit/
Zoom Tog

Link Edit-TL/
Tab to Trsnt

Tools and Functions switches

Alternate Function Switch

The Alternate Function switch selects the top or


bottom command for the dual-function switches
in this section.
When the Alternate Function switch is off, the
top function is active for all switches in this section.
When the Alternate Function switch is on, the
bottom function is active for all switches in this
section.

Edit Tools
Trim Selects the Trim tool and cycles through

the versions of the tool.


Select Selects the Selector tool.

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Grabber Selects the Grabber tool and cycles

through the versions of the tool.

Tab to Transients

the versions of the tool.

The Tab to Transients switch toggles the Tab to


Transients option. The switch lights when the
option is selected.

Smart Selects the Smart Tool.

Zoom Toggle

The Smart Tool can also be selected by simultaneously pressing any combination of the Trim,
Select, and Grabber switches.

The Zoom Toggle switch controls the Zoom Toggle state. The switch lights when Zoom Toggle is
enabled.

Pencil Selects the Pencil tool and cycles through

Link Edit and Timeline

Window Switches

The Link Edit and Timeline switch toggles the


Link Timeline and Edit Selection option. The
switch lights when the option is selected.
Link Track and Edit Selection

The Link Track and Edit Selection switch toggles


the Link Track and Edit Selection option. The
switch lights when the option is selected.
MIDI Commands and Controls
All Notes Off Executes the All MIDI Notes Off

command.
Wait For Note Enables Wait for Note in the
Transport window. The switch lights when Wait
for Note is enabled.
Click Enables the Metronome Click in the Trans-

port window. The switch lights when Metronome Click is enabled.

Mix/
Workspace
Alt Function

Plug-in/
Big Counter

Edit/
Task Mgr

Transport/
Undo

Pan/
Automation

Mem Loc/
MIDI Ops

Win Config/
Properties

Window switches

Alternate Function Switch

The Alternate Function switch selects the top or


bottom command for the dual-function switches
in this section.
When the Alternate Function switch is off, the
top function is active for all switches in this section.

Count Off Enables the Countoff in the Transport

When the Alternate Function switch is on, the


bottom function is active for all switches in this
section.

window. The switch lights when Countoff is enabled.

Pro Tools Windows

Merge-Record Enables MIDI Merge recording in


the Transport window. The switch lights when
MIDI Merge is enabled.

Mix Opens the Mix Window or brings it to the

front.
Edit Opens the Edit Window or brings it to the

front.

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Plug-in Opens and closes the window for the

Global Controls

currently focused plug-in.


Pan Opens and closes the window for the cur-

rently focused pan controls.


Transport The Transport switch opens and

closes the Transport window, and lets you


show/hide sections of the Transport window.
See Displaying the Transport Window on
page 96.

Do To
Selected
switch
Do To All
switch

Solo Clear
switch

Default
switch

Vel Sens
switch

Plug-in Safe
switch

Master Rec
switch

Input Mon
switch

Global controls

Window Configuration The Window Configura-

tion (Win Cfg) switch opens and closes the Window Configuration list and lets you display and
select Window Configurations in the LCD displays. See Window Configuration View on
page 87.
Memory Locations The Memory Locations

(Mem Loc) switch opens and closes the Memory


Locations window and lets you display and select Memory Locations in the LCD displays. See
Memory Location View on page 87.
Workspace The Workspace switch opens and

closes the DigiBase Workspace Browser.


Task Manager The Task Manager (Task Mgr)
switch opens and closes the DigiBase Task Manager window.
Big Counter The Big Counter switch opens and

closes the Big Counter window.


Automation The Automation switch opens and

closes the Automation window.


Undo The Undo switch opens and closes the

Undo History window.


Properties The Properties switch opens and
closes the MIDI Real-Time Properties window.
MIDI Operations The MIDI Operations switch
opens and closes the MIDI Operations window.

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Do To All and Do To Selected Switches

The Do To All and the Do To Selected switches


are used to apply actions to multiple tracks in a
Pro Tools session.
The Do To All and Do To Selected switches can
follow momentary or latching behavior.
When single-pressed, their effect applies only
to the next operation.
When held, they apply to all operations carried out while being held.
When double-pressed, they latch on and flash
until pressed a second time.

Default Switch

The Default switch is used to reset displayed parameters to their default values.
The Default switch can follow momentary or
latching behavior. When single-pressed, its effect applies only to the next operation. When
double-pressed, it latches on and flashes until
pressed a second time.

Solo Clear Switch

Groups

The Solo Clear switch clears all latched Solo


switches in the session. This switch flashes when
any channel is soloed.

Create Groups switch

Plug-in Safe Switch

Enable Groups switch

The Plug-In Safe switch enables plug-in automation safe mode for the currently focused plug-in.
This switch is lit when an automation safe plugin is focused.
Velocity Sensitive Switch

The Velocity Sensitive (Vel Sens) switch toggles


all Rotary Encoders between fixed-velocity
mode and velocity sensitive mode, where the responsiveness of the encoder is proportional to
the speed of rotation.
Input Monitor Switch
Pro Tools HD and Pro Tools with Complete
Production Toolkit Only

In Pro Tools HD and Pro Tools with Complete


Production Toolkit, the Input Monitor switch
toggles the Input Monitor option between Set
Record Tracks to Auto Input and Set Record
Tracks to To Input Only on all record-enabled
tracks.
Pro Tools

In Pro Tools, the Input Monitor switch toggles


Pro Tools between Input Only Monitoring and
Auto Input Monitoring.
Master Record Enable Switch

The Master Record Enable switch toggles record


enable status for all applicable audio tracks in a
session. This switch flashes when channels are
record-enabled and the Pro Tools transport is
stopped, and lights continuously during recording.

Modify Groups switch


Delete Groups switch
Suspend Groups switch
Groups switches

Create Switch

The Create switch lets you use C|24 to select a


Group ID and select tracks to create new
Mix/Edit Groups. See Creating Groups on
page 86.
Enable Switch

The Enable switch lets you toggle the enabled


status of current groups. See Enabling and Suspending Groups on page 86.
Modify Switch

The Modify switch lets you use C|24 to modify


Mix/Edit groups. See Modifying Groups on
page 86.
Delete Switch

The Delete switch executes the Delete Groups


command. See Deleting Groups on page 86.
Deleting groups cannot be undone.
Suspend Switch

The Suspend switch suspends all groups in the


session.

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Transport and Navigation


Controls

Mark In Switch Plays audio starting at the selec-

Transport Mode Switches

Mark Out Switch Plays audio back-timed from

tion start through the length of the post-roll


amount.
the selection end by the pre-roll amount.
Post-Roll Switch Plays audio starting at the end
of a selection through the post-roll amount.

Online
switch

RTZ/E
switch
Audition
switch

Trans=
switch

Return to Zero/Go To End Switch

The Return to Zero/Go To End switch locates the


cursor to the beginning or the end of the session.
See Navigating with the Transport on
page 102.
Transport Master Switch

Post-Roll
Mark In
switch
switch
Pre-Roll
Mark Out
switch
switch

Loop Playback QuickPunch


switch
switch
Dyn Trans
Loop Record
switch
switch
Transport Mode switches

Audition Switch

The Audition switch toggles Audition mode on


and off. When Audition mode is on, this switch
lights.
In Audition mode, you can listen to either the
start or end of a selection, with or without preroll or post-roll, by pressing the following
switches:
Pre-Roll Switch Plays audio starting at the pre-

roll point up to the beginning of the selection.

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The Transport Master (Transport =) switch cycles the Transport Master through the available
options, which can include Pro Tools, Machine,
MMC, or Remote. The Transport Equals switch
lights when the Transport Master is set to Machine, MMC, or Remote.
Online Switch

The Online switch toggles the Pro Tools transport online status when triggering playback
from an external source. The Online switch
flashes when the transport is waiting for sync,
and lights to indicate that the transport is online.
Pre-Roll and Post-Roll Switches

The Pre-Roll and Post-Roll switches toggle the


enable status of pre-roll and post-roll in the
Pro Tools transport. The Pre-Roll and Post-Roll
switches light to indicate they are enabled.
In Audition mode, the Pre-Roll and Post-Roll
switches activate playback of various parts of an
edit selection. See Audition Switch on
page 54.

Mark In and Mark Out Switches

Zoom Preset Switches

In Audition mode, the Mark In and Mark Out


switches activate playback of various parts of an
edit selection, and in conjunction with the
Scrub/Shuttle wheel, let you create selections.
See Selecting Audio on page 101.

Zoom Preset 1

Zoom Preset 2

Zoom Preset 3

Zoom Preset 4

Dynamic Transport Switch

Zoom Preset 5

The Dynamic Transport switch toggles Dynamic


Transport mode on and off.

Zoom Preset switches

Loop Playback Switch

The Zoom Preset switches let you set and recall


the five horizontal Zoom presets in Pro Tools.

The Loop Playback switch toggles Loop Playback


mode on and off. The Loop Playback state is
mirrored in the Play button in the Pro Tools
Transport window. When Loop Playback mode
is active, this switch lights.
Loop Record Switch

File/Utility Switches
Undo
switch

Utility
switch

Redo
switch

The Loop Record switch toggles Loop Record


mode on and off. The Loop Record state is mirrored in the Record button in the Pro Tools
Transport window. When Loop Record mode is
active, this switch lights.

File/Utility switches

QuickPunch Switch

Undo Switch

The QuickPunch switch toggles QuickPunch


record mode on and off. When QuickPunch
mode is active, this switch lights. The QuickPunch state is mirrored in the Record button in
the Pro Tools Transport window.

The Undo switch executes the Undo command


in Pro Tools.

Esc/Cancel
switch
Save
Enter
switch
switch

Redo Switch

The Redo switch executes the Redo command in


Pro Tools.
Utility Switch

The Utility switch places C|24 in Utility mode.


When C|24 is in Utility mode, this switch
flashes.

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Utility mode lets you view C|24 system information, run diagnostic tests, and set certain C|24
preferences. For complete information, see
Appendix B, Utility Mode.

The Zoom switch puts the Arrow switches in


Zoom mode.
Navigate Switch

Enter Switch

The Enter switch is used to confirm operations,


and is equivalent to clicking OK in Pro Tools
dialogs.
The Enter switch is also used to create new
Memory Locations, and is equivalent to the Enter key on the computer numeric keypad.

The Navigate switch puts the Arrow switches in


Navigate mode.
Arrow Switches

The function of the Arrow switches depends on


the current mode.
Zoom Mode In Zoom Mode, the Up and Down

Esc/Cancel Switch

The Escape/Cancel switch is used to exit modes


and to cancel operations or on-screen dialogs.
When an action has occurred that can be exited
or canceled with the Escape/Cancel switch, the
switch flashes.
Save Switch

The Save switch executes the Save Session command in Pro Tools. Whenever a change is made
in a session and the Save command is available,
this switch lights.

Zoom/Navigate Switches
Zoom Mode
switch

Zoom Switch

Arrow switches change the vertical zoom and


the Previous (Left) and Next (Right) Arrow
switches change the horizontal zoom in the
Pro Tools Edit window.
Navigate Mode In Navigate mode, the Up and

Down Arrow switches move the edit cursor or


selection up and down among tracks, and the
Previous (Left) and Next (Right) Arrow switches
move the edit cursor left and right among clip
boundaries or transients (according to the Tab
to Transients setting).
Pro Tools Window Text Entry In both Zoom or

Navigate modes, the Arrow switches can be used


to navigate on-screen text fields.
Dialog Box Navigation In Pro Tools, the Arrow
switches can be used to navigate through folders
in dialog boxes such the Open Session dialog.

Navigate Mode
switch

Edit Window Navigation In the Edit window, the

Arrow switches let you page the Edit window


forward and backward.
Arrow switches

Zoom/Navigate switches

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Scrub/Shuttle Controls

Bank/Nudge Switches

Trim switch

Scrub
switch

Shuttle
switch

Scrub/
Shuttle
wheel

Bank Right
switch

Bank Left
switch
Nudge switch

Scrub/Shuttle controls

Bank/Nudge switches

Scrub/Shuttle Wheel

Bank Switches

The Scrub/Shuttle wheel is used for cursor location, scrubbing, zooming, window navigation,
and banking faders.

The Bank switches move the display of tracks on


C|24 to the left or to the right 24 channels at a
time. If the Mix/Edit Window Follows Bank Selection option is selected, the Pro Tools onscreen display moves to mirror the track display
on C|24.

Scrub Switch

The Scrub switch places the transport in Scrub


mode, which lets you scrub from the cursor position or across a selection.
Trim Switch
(Pro Tools HD and Pro Tools with Complete
Production Toolkit Only)

The Trim switch places the transport in


Trim/Scrub mode, which lets you scrub to locate
an edit point, then trim to that point.

Nudge Switch

The Nudge switch, used with the Bank switches,


moves the display of tracks on C|24 to the left or
to the right one channel at a time. If the
Mix/Edit Window Follows Bank Selection option is selected, the Pro Tools on-screen display
moves to mirror the track display on C|24.

Shuttle Switch
(Pro Tools HD and Pro Tools with Complete
Production Toolkit Only)

The Shuttle switch places the transport in Shuttle mode, which lets you scrub at several times
normal speed.
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Transport Switches

Masters Switch
Masters switch

Play
Fast Forward
switch
switch
Rewind
Record
Stop
switch
switch
switch
Transport switches

The C|24 Transport switches correspond to the


buttons in the Pro Tools Transport window.
Rewind Switch Moves backward through the

Pro Tools session beginning from the current


cursor position, as long as the switch is held.
Fast Forward Switch Moves forward through the

Pro Tools session beginning from the current


cursor position, as long as the switch is held.

Masters switch

The Masters switch cycles temporary display of


Master Fader tracks and VCA Master tracks
(Pro Tools HD and Pro Tools with Complete
Production Toolkit only) to the right side of the
C|24 faders. The Masters switch flashes to indicate display of Master Faders or VCA Master
tracks.

Flip Switch

Stop Switch Stops playback of the Pro Tools ses-

sion.
Play Switch Begins playback of the Pro Tools

Flip switch

session from the current cursor position.


Record Switch Arms Pro Tools for recording.
The exact function depends on the current
Pro Tools record mode (QuickPunch, TrackPunch, Wait for Note, Pause).

See Navigating with the Transport on


page 102.

Flip switch

The Flip switch invokes Flip mode. Flip mode


transfers control assignments from rotary encoders to the channel faders, which lets you use
the touch-sensitive faders to edit and automate
pan, send, PRE, and plug-in parameter values.
The Flip switch flashes to indicate Flip mode.
You can enter Assign mode while in Flip mode,
and use the faders (instead of the encoders) to
scroll through lists when assigning inputs, outputs, inserts and sends.
See Flip Modes on page 89.

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Talkback Switch

Meter Bridge
Meters and Counter Display
Main Counter

Output meters

Talkback switch
Talkback switch

The Talkback switch activates the Talkback microphone. The Talkback switch lights to indicate
that Talkback is active. Talkback signal is
summed with the Cue inputs and also sent to the
Slate output. For more information on Talkback
signal routing, see Monitor Section on
page 23.
Talkback level is set with the Talkback controls
in the Monitor section. See Talkback Level
Knob and Switch on page 63.
You can set Talkback to stay on only when held,
or to latch on if rapidly double-pressed. See
Talkback Latching on page 120.
You can set the Talkback and Listen microphones to turn on automatically when the
Pro Tools Transport is stopped, and turn off
when the Pro Tools Transport is running. See
Auto Talkback on page 124.
In addition to the Talkback switch, you can control Talkback with a footswitch connected to
C|24. See Footswitch Connectors on page 11
and Footswitch Function and Polarity on
page 121.

Talkback microphone
Counter switch

Main Counter and Output Meters

Output Meters

The right side of the C|24 meter bridge has a


group of six 14-segment LED bar graph meters
for displaying output levels.
Stereo Output

In a standard configuration, the Output meters


show stereo output on channels 1 and 3.
Multichannel Output
(Pro Tools HD and Pro Tools with Complete
Production Toolkit Only)

The Output meters show multichannel output


up to 5.1 Surround. The meters always display
output in this order: L, C, R, Ls, Rs, LFE.
Main Counter

The Main Counter mirrors the display of the


Main Time Scale in Pro Tools.
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Time Display Format Indicators

The indicator to the left of the Main Counter


shows the currently displayed time scale format.
Formats include:

Mono tracks use only the left side of the LED


pair on a channel. Stereo and multichannel
(Pro Tools HD and Pro Tools with Complete
Production Toolkit only) tracks use both sides
of the LED pair on a channel.

Hours:Minutes:Seconds:Milliseconds
Hours:Minutes:Seconds:Frames

Meter Controls

Feet+Frames
Bars|Beats
Samples (all indicators off )

Clear Clip
switch

Meters Post
switch

Counter Switch

The Counter switch cycles the Main Counter on


C|24 (and on-screen in Pro Tools) through the
time scale formats currently displayed in the
Pro Tools Edit window.
To cycle the Main Counter through all time
formats:
Hold Option/Alt (all) while pressing the
Counter switch.

Talkback Microphone

The C|24 built-in Talkback microphone is activated by the Talkback switch. The output for the
built-in Talkback microphone appears in the
Cue Outputs connectors.
Channel Meters

Channel Meters

The left side of the C|24 meter bridge has 24


pairs of 14-segment LED bar graphs for displaying track levels. These meters can display pre- or
post-fader levels, depending on the state of the
Meters Post switch.
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Clear Clip switch and Meters Post switch

Clear Clip Switch

The Clear Clip switch on the left side of C|24


lights to indicate clipping anywhere in the
Pro Tools session.
With Pro Tools, the Clear Clip switch clears clip
indications on all channel and output meters on
C|24 and all meters in Pro Tools. With
Pro Tools HD and Pro Tools with Complete Production Toolkit, any plug-in clip indications are
also cleared.
Meters Post Switch

The Meters Post switch toggles the Channel Meters between pre-fader and post-fader operation. This switch mirrors the state of the Preand Post-Fader Metering options in Pro Tools.
The Meters Post switch lights when channel meters are set to post-fader operation.

Chapter 7: C|24 Analog Audio Controls

Monitor Section
The Monitor section includes controls for 6-channel control room monitoring, 2-channel studio
loudspeaker and cue system routing, headphone output, and listenback and talkback input.
Output Mode
switch
Output Mode
Preset Indicators

Control Room Headphone


encoder level knob

Alt Monitor
switch

From Cue
switch

Dim
Mute switch Mono
switch
switch

Control Room Main Output


switches

Solo LS
Cue
level knob level knob

Listen Mic
level knob

Studio LS Main>Cue
switch
switch

Listen Mic
switch

Main
switch

Alt Sur
switch

Stereo 1
switch Stereo 2

Solo
switch

Talkback
level knob

Sum
switch

switch

C|24 Monitor section

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Output Mode
switch
Output Mode
Preset Indicators

Control Room Main Output


switches

Solo
switch

C|24 Monitor section (top)

Output Mode Switch and Indicators

Control Room Main Output Switches

C|24 has three preset monitor modes available


for the Control Room Main Outputs:

The Control Room Main Output switches enable


the corresponding output channels. You can enable any combination of channels at a time.

Stereo (L,R)
LCRS
5.1 (L, C, R, Ls, Rs, LFE)
The Output Mode switch cycles through these
three preset modes.
When any of these preset modes is selected, its
indicator lights, and the corresponding Main
Output switches light.

When any of these preset modes is selected


and any of its outputs are disabled, or any additional outputs are enabled, the indicator flashes.

Stereo Mode In Stereo mode, only the Left (L)

and Right (R) output channels of the Control


Room Main Outputs are active, even when monitoring a surround input source. No summing of
the surround channels occurs.
LCRS Mode In LCRS mode, the Left (L), Center

(C), Right (R), and Left Surround (Ls) channels


are active. In this mode, the Left Surround (Ls)
input is routed to both the Left Surround (Ls)
and Right Surround (Rs) outputs.
5.1 Mode In 5.1 mode, all output channels are

active.
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An output switch lights to indicate that the


channel is enabled.
The switches are as follows:
L (Left)
C (Center)
R (Right)
Ls (Left Surround)
Rs (Right Surround)
LFE (Low Frequency Effect)
Solo Switch

The Solo switch puts the Main Output switches


in Solo mode, which lets you solo output channels by pressing the corresponding switch. The
Solo switch lights to indicate Solo mode is active.
When you first enter Solo mode, all currently
enabled Main Output switches remain active,
until you press a switch to solo a channel.

Control Room Headphone


encoder level knob

Alt Monitor
switch

From Cue
switch

Studio LS
Cue
level knob level knob

Listen Mic
level knob

Studio LS Main>Cue
switch
switch

Listen Mic
switch

Talkback
level knob

C|24 Monitor section (middle)

Control Room Encoder and LEDs

Studio LS Level Knob and Switch

The Control Room encoder controls the output


volume for the Main and Alt outputs. The encoder LEDs show Gain graphically, and the LCD
displays show Gain values (in dB).

The Studio LS level knob controls volume to the


Studio LS outputs. The Studio LS switch activates the Studio LS output, and lights to indicate
that the Studio LS is on.

Alt Monitor Switch

Cue Level Knob and Main to Cue Switch

The Alt Monitor switch routes the Left and Right


channels to the Alt Outputs, and deactivates the
C, Ls, Rs, and LFE channels. When the Alt Monitor outputs are active, this switch is lit. When
the Main Monitor outputs are active, this switch
is unlit.

The Cue level knob controls volume to the Cue


outputs. The Main to Cue switch routes the Left
and Right Control Room outputs to the Cue outputs and disables the feed from the Cue input.
The Main to Cue switch lights to indicate that
the routing is active.

Headphone Level Knob

Listen Mic Level Knob and Switch

The Headphone level knob controls volume to


the built-in headphone output. The headphone
output is fed by the Left and Right Control Room
Main outputs (channels 1 and 3).

The Listen Mic level knob controls gain for the


Listen microphone, which feeds the Main output. The Listen Mic switch activates Listenback,
and lights when Listenback is on.

From Cue Switch

Talkback Level Knob and Switch

The From Cue switch routes the Cue output to


the headphones (post Cue level control) and disables the feed from the Main output. The From
Cue switch lights to indicate that the Cue routing is active.

The Talkback level knob controls gain for the


Talkback microphone. Talkback signal is
summed with the Cue inputs and also sent to the
Slate output. Talkback is activated by the Talkback switch in the Transport section.

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Dim
Mute switch Mono
switch
switch

Main
switch Alt Sur
switch

Stereo 1
switch Stereo 2

Sum
switch

switch

C|24 Monitor section (bottom)

Master Control Room Output


Controls
Mute Switch

The Mute switch mutes all Control Room monitor outputs (Main and Alt), but does not mute
Headphone, Cue, and Studio LS outputs. The
Mute switch lights to indicate that Control
Room outputs are muted.
Dim Switch

Control Room Input selections are mutually exclusive (X-OR) unless the Sum switch is engaged, when they are additive.
Main Switch

The Main switch routes the Main Surround input (Pro Tools In 1-6) to the Control Room outputs. The Main switch lights to indicate that it is
active.

The Dim switch applies an adjustable gain reduction to all Control Room monitor outputs
(Main, Alt, and Stereo 1 and 2), but does not affect Headphone, Cue, and LS outputs. The default gain reduction amount is 20 dB. Dim is automatically engaged when Talkback is engaged.
The Dim switch lights to indicate that Control
Room outputs are dimmed.

Alt Sur Switch

Mono Switch

The Stereo 1 and Stereo 2 switches route the External Stereo inputs (Ext St 1 and Ext St 2) to the
Control Room outputs.

The Mono switch sums the Left and Right Control Room outputs (Main, Alt and Stereo 1
and 2), deactivates the C, Ls, Rs, and LFE channels, and lowers monitor output by an adjustable amount. The default gain reduction is 6 dB.
Headphone, Cue, and LS outputs are not affected. The Mono switch lights to indicate that it
is active.

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Control Room Input Selectors

C|24 Guide

The Alt Sur switch routes the Alternate Surround input (Surround In 1-6) to the Control
Room outputs. The Alt Sur switch lights to indicate that it is active.
Stereo 1 and Stereo 2 Switches

These stereo inputs appear in the Left and Right


Control Room output channels only and are excluded from the C, Ls, Rs, and LFE channels.
The Stereo 1 and Stereo 2 switches light to indicate that they are active.

Sum Switch

Submixer Output

The Sum switch causes Control Room Inputs to


be additive instead of mutually exclusive
(X-OR). When active, the Sum switch temporarily bypasses any Trim values currently applied
to any of the inputs.

When the To Monitor switch in the Line Submixer controls is engaged, the stereo output
from the Submixer is routed internally and automatically summed with the Left and Right
channels of the current Control Room Input selection, and are excluded from the C, Ls, Rs, and
LFE channels. Any Trim values applied to the
current input are also applied to the summed
Submixer output.

The Sum switch latches on, allowing you to select the inputs to be summed. The Sum switch
lights to indicate that it is active.
Monitoring AFL/PFL Signals
(Pro Tools HD Only)

If you are working on a stereo session, you can


monitor soloed tracks in AFL or PFL Solo mode
by routing the AFL/PFL path to one of the C|24
External Stereo inputs and summing that Stereo
input with the C|24 Main input.
To monitor AFL/PFL signals:

Connect an unused pair of outputs on your audio interface to one of the External Stereo inputs
on C|24.

Trimming Monitor Section Gain


Controls
The gain controls in the Monitor section can be
adjusted to establish channel balance and level
matching between inputs.
Control Room Main Outputs

Each of the Control Room Output channels can


be trimmed individually. Available trim values
range from 30 dB to +10 dB, in 0.5 dB steps.
To trim the level for an individual output channel:

In the Pro Tools I/O Setup window, select the


pair of audio interface outputs as the AFL/PFL
output path.

Select the Main output path to be muted when


you solo a track in AFL or PFL mode.

In the Monitor section of C|24, press the Sum


switch so that it is active.

Activate the Main input and the External stereo input.

When AFL or PFL Solo mode is selected and a


track is soloed, the Main input is muted and the
AFL/PFL signal is heard on the External Stereo
input.

Hold the Output Channel switch until the


switch flashes. The channel name and Trim
amount appear in the right side of the LCD displays.

Turn the Control Room encoder to adjust the


Trim amount.

Press the flashing Output Channel switch to


confirm the change, or press any other switch in
the Monitor section to cancel the change.

Repeat the above steps for each output channel


you want to trim.

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Control Room Alt Outputs

Control Room Output Dim Function

The Control Room Alt Outputs can be trimmed


relative to the Main Output to compensate for
differences between speaker systems. The Left
and Right channels of the Alt Output can also be
trimmed relative to each other.

The Dim switch applies an adjustable gain reduction to all Control Room monitor outputs.
The amount of Dim gain reduction can be set
while in any monitoring mode.
To set the amount of Dim gain reduction:

To trim the overall level of the Alt Outputs:

Hold the Alt Mon switch until the switch


flashes. The Trim amount appears in the right
side of the LCD displays. Available trim values
range from 30 dB to +6 dB, in 0.5 dB steps.

Turn the Control Room encoder to adjust the


Trim amount.

Press the flashing Alt Mon switch to confirm


the change, or press any other switch in the
Monitor section to cancel the change.

To trim the level for the Left or Right Alt Output:

Press the Alt Mon switch so that the Alt Mon


Output is selected (the switch it lit).

2 Hold the Left or Right Output Channel switch


until the switch flashes. The channel name and
Trim amount appear in the right side of the LCD
displays.

Turn the Control Room encoder to adjust the


Trim amount.

Press the flashing Output Channel switch to


confirm the change, or press any other switch in
the Monitor section to cancel the change.

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Hold the Dim switch until the switch flashes.


The Dim amount appears in the right side of the
LCD displays.

Turn the Control Room encoder to adjust the


Dim amount.

Press the flashing Dim switch to confirm the


change, or press any other switch in the Monitor
section to cancel the change.

Control Room Output Mono Function

The Mono switch sums the Left and Right Control Room outputs and lowers monitor output by
an adjustable amount. The amount of Mono
level reduction can be set while in any monitoring mode.
To set the amount of Mono level reduction:
1 Hold the Mute switch until the switch flashes.
The Dim amount appears in the right side of the
LCD displays.

Turn the Control Room encoder to adjust the


Mono level reduction amount.

Press the flashing Mono switch to confirm the


change, or press any other switch in the Monitor
section to cancel the change.

Mic/Line/DI Preamplifier Controls


The Mic/Line/DI Preamplifier section includes 16 sets of controls for the built-in microphone preamplifiers, and switches to apply phantom power (in two groups of 8 channels).
Mic/Line/DI preamplifiers
1-8

Mic/Line/DI preamplifiers
9-16

MIc/Line/DI preamplifiers

Mic Pre Controls

Source/HPF Switch

Input level knob

Clip indicator

HPF indicator

Mic indicator

Line indicator

Source/HPF
switch
Mic Pre controls

Input Level Knobs (1-8, 9-16)

The Source/HPF switch cycles through input


sources and toggles high-pass filter in/out status
for the corresponding preamplifier, in this order: Mic, Mic+HPF in, Line, Line+HPF in.
Source and HPF Indicators

The Source Indicators show the active input


source, Mic (yellow) or Line (green), and the
HPF Indicator shows the high-pass filter status
for the corresponding preamplifier.

Phantom Power Switches

The Input Level knob adjusts the gain of the corresponding preamplifier.
Clip Indicators

The Clip Indicator is a Red LED that lights when


the corresponding preamplifier receives an input signal that exceeds its capacity.

Phantom
Power
for
Preamps 9-16

Phantom
Power
for
Preamps 1-8
Phantom Power switches

The +48V (Phantom Power) switches toggle


phantom power on and off for Mic/Line/DI preamplifiers 1-8 and 9-16 respectively. The
switches light to indicate that power is applied.
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Line Submixer Controls


The Line Submixer section includes an input level control for each of its 8 inputs and a master output
level control that sets the output levels to the external stereo output or the internal feed to the Monitor section.
Input Level knobs

To Monitor switch
Master Output Level knob
Line Submixer

Mixer Input Level Knobs (1-8)

Master Output Level Knob

The Input Level knob adjusts the gain of the corresponding Line Submixer input.

The Master Output Level knob controls the volume to the Line Submixer stereo outputs.

To Monitor Switch

The To Monitor switch routes the stereo output


of the Line Submixer to the Monitor section and
automatically sums the signal with the Left and
Right channels of the current Control Room Input selection. Any Trim values applied to the
current input in the Monitor section are also applied to the summed Submixer output.

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Part IV: Applications

Chapter 8: Operating Views and Modes

C|24 offers two main types of views on its rotary


encoders and LCD displays: Console views and
Channel views.
Console Views Console views display a single
control type across the entire console (for example, Send A on all tracks).

The available Console views are:


Pan Console view (or Home view)
Sends Console view
Channel Views Channel views display all of the
controls on a single channel (for example, all of
the sends or inserts on a track).

The available Channel views are:


Pan/Send Channel view
Expanded Pan view
Expanded Send view
Insert Select view

Console Views
C|24 Console views let you show pan position or
send assignments and controls across all channels on the control surface.

Pan Console View


Home View

Pan Console view is the default or Home view


on C|24. In this view, each rotary encoder controls channel pan on its track.
The Pan parameters controlled by the encoder
are selected in the Pan section of the Channel
Bar. Available parameters depend on the track
format and the width of tracks output path.
Mono Track Format Pan on mono tracks is con-

trolled by the tracks encoder.


Stereo Track Format The Left or Right pan con-

trols are focused on the tracks encoder.

Parameter view
C|24 offers additional views for working with
PRE settings, Pro Tools Mix/Edit Groups, Window Configurations and Memory Locations.
C|24 also features powerful Flip mode capability
for transferring different controls to the touchsensitive faders.

Stereo Output Path The tracks encoder controls


panning in the stereo field with the L(C)R pan
parameter.
Multichannel Output Path (Pro Tools HD and
Pro Tools with Complete Production Toolkit
Only) The tracks encoder controls panning in

the surround field with Front Pan, Rear Pan,


Front/Rear Pan, Front Divergence, Rear Divergence, Front/Rear Divergence, Center %, Side
Center% and LFE level, depending on the output
format.

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To display pan controls across the console:

Press the Home switch to put C|24 in Pan Console view.

Press a Pan parameter switch in the Pan section of the Channel Bar.

Press the LCD Display Mode switch repeatedly


until Pan values are shown for each channel on
the LCD displays.
3

Sends Console View


In Sends Console view, each rotary encoder controls Send volume for a given Send position on
the track.
Send position is selected in the Sends section of
the Channel Bar.
To display a Send position across the console:
1

To open/close the Output window for a track:

In the Channel Bar, do one of the following:

Hold the Ctrl/Win Modifier key and press the


channels encoder switch.

To display a Send A-E, toggle the F-J switch


so that it is unlit, and press a Sends switch
(A/F, B/G, C/H, D/I, or E/J).

To adjust a tracks pan controls:

or

Press the Home switch to put C|24 in Pan Console view.

To display a Send F-J, toggle the F-J switch


so that it is lit, and press a Sends switch
(A/F, B/G, C/H, D/I, or E/J).

Press a Pan parameter switch in the Pan section of the Channel Bar.

Do one of the following:


If the track is a mono track, toggle the L/R
switch in the Channel Bar so that it is unlit.
or
If the track is a stereo track, toggle the L/R
switch in the Channel Bar to show the Left
(unlit) or Right (lit) side of the stereo track.

Turn the channels rotary encoder.

2 Press the LCD Display Mode switch repeatedly


until the Send Volume values are shown for each
channel on the LCD displays.

To open/close the Send window for the displayed


Send:
Hold the Ctrl/Win Modifier key and press the
channels encoder switch.

To adjust a tracks send levels:

In the Channel Bar, press the Sends switch that


corresponds to the name of the Send position
you want to adjust.

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Turn the channels rotary encoder.

Muting Sends in Sends Console View

Setting the Pre-/Post-Fader Status of


Sends in Sends Console View

To toggle the mute status of a tracks send:

In the Channel Bar, press the Sends switch that


corresponds to the name of Send position you
want to mute.

2 In the Switch Functions section, press the Send


Mute switch to assign control of Send Mute to
the encoder switches.
3

Press the channels encoder switch.

When the send is muted, the switch is lit and


the LCD display temporarily shows Mute.

When the send is not muted, the switch is unlit and the LCD display temporarily shows NoMute.

To toggle the mute status of all sends on a track:

Press the Insert/Send Bypass switch so that it


is lit.

To toggle the pre-/post-fader status of a tracks


send:

In the Channel Bar, press the Sends switch that


corresponds to the name of the Send position
you want to change.

In the Switch Functions section, press the


Pre/Post switch to assign control of pre-/postfader status to the encoder switches.

Press the channels encoder switch.

When the send is pre-fader, the switch is lit


and the LCD display temporarily shows Pre.
When the send is post-fader, the switch is unlit and the LCD display temporarily shows
Post.

To exit Send Console view, do one of the following:

Press the Send switch in the tracks channel


strip.

Press the lit Sends switch in the Channel Bar.


or

Enter another view.

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Channel Views
C|24 Channel views let you focus all of a tracks
pan controls, send controls, or inserts in the
C|24 LCD displays.

To open the Send window a Send on a track:

Press the Send switch in the tracks channel


strip.

If necessary, scroll the LCD display to show the


Send position whose window you want to open.

Pan/Send Channel View

In Pan/Send Channel view, Pan and Send controls on the focused channel are displayed horizontally across the LCD displays.

To adjust levels for a Send on a track:

A track is focused in this view by pressing the


Send switch in its channel strip.

Hold the Ctrl/Win Modifier switch and press


the encoder switch that corresponds to more.

Press the Send switch in the tracks channel


strip.

If necessary, scroll the LCD display to show the


Send position you want to adjust.

To display the Sends on a track:

Press the Send switch in the tracks channel


strip. The switch flashes to indicate track focus.

If necessary, do one of the following:

To adjust pan position of a Send on a track:

To display Sends A-E, press the F-J switch


so that it is unlit.

or

To display Sends F-J, press the F-J switch so


that it is lit.

The left side of the LCD display shows the


track name in the top row and Pan/Send in the
bottom row, followed by Main Pan in the top
row and the channel pan value in the bottom
row.
For each assigned Send on the track, the LCD
display shows Send position, Send path, SndPan on the top row, and Send mute state, more
and Send pre/post state on the bottom row.
For each Send position without an assignment, the LCD display shows No Send on the
top row, and assign on the bottom row.

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Turn the encoder that corresponds to the name


of the Send position.

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Press the Send switch in the tracks channel


strip.
If necessary, scroll the LCD display to show the
Send position you want to adjust.

Turn the encoder that corresponds to SndPan.

Muting Sends in Pan/Send Channel


View

Setting the Pre-/Post-Fader Status of


Sends in Pan/Send Channel View

To toggle the mute state of a send on a track:

To toggle the pre-/post-fader state of any of the


sends on a track:

Press the Send switch in the tracks channel


strip.

Press the Send switch in the tracks channel


strip.

If necessary, scroll the LCD display to show the


Send position you want to mute.

Press the encoder switch that corresponds to


mute.

When a Send is muted, the LCD display shows


MUTE (all uppercase).

To display the Output window for a track:

If necessary, scroll the LCD display to show the


Send position you want to change.

When a Send is not muted, the LCD display


shows mute (lowercase).

To mute all sends at the same Send positions on


all tracks:

Press the Insert/Send Bypass switch so that it


is lit.

Do one of the following:


Press the Do To All switch.
Hold the Option/Alt (all) switch.

Press the Send switch in a track with a send at


the appropriate Send position.

Press the encoder switch that corresponds to


SndPan to toggle the pre-/post-fader state.

Press the Send switch in the tracks channel


strip.

Hold the Ctrl/Win Modifier switch and press


the encoder switch that corresponds to Main
Pan.

To exit Pan/Send Channel view, do any of the


following:
Press the flashing Sends switch in the channel
strip.
Press the encoder switch that corresponds to
Pan/Send.

Enter another view.

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Expanded Pan View

To adjust a tracks volume in Expanded Pan view:

You can display all the Pan controls for a track


in Expanded Pan view.

Press the Send switch in the tracks channel


strip.
Press the encoder switch that corresponds to
Main Pan.

To display the Pan controls for a track in Expanded


Pan view:

Double-press the Send switch in the tracks


channel strip.

or
Press the Send switch in the tracks channel
strip.

Press the encoder switch that corresponds to


Main Pan.

Turn the encoder that corresponds to Volume.

To adjust a tracks pan controls in Expanded Pan


view:

Press the Send switch in the tracks channel


strip.

The left side of the LCD displays the track


name in the top row and Main Output in the
bottom row, followed by track Mute, Solo, Automation Safe, and Volume displays.

Press the encoder switch that corresponds to


Main Pan.

If the track is a mono track, toggle the L/R


switch in the Channel Bar so that it is unlit.
or

The LCD display also shows pan parameters as


follows:

Stereo Output Path Tracks assigned to a stereo


output path show Left-Right pan. Stereo tracks
assigned to a stereo output path also show
Left/Right Pan Link and Front Inverse Link controls.
Multichannel Output Path (Pro Tools HD and
Pro Tools with Complete Production Toolkit
Only) Tracks assigned to a multichannel output

path can show Front Pan, Rear Pan, Front/Rear


Pan, Front Divergence, Rear Divergence,
Front/Rear Divergence, Center %, Side Center%
and LFE level, depending on the output format.
Stereo tracks assigned to a multichannel output
path also show Pan Link controls (Left/Right
Link, Front Inverse Link, Rear Inverse Link, and
Front/Rear Inverse Link).

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Do one of the following:

If the track is a stereo track, toggle the L/R


switch in the Channel Bar to show the Left
(unlit) or Right (lit) side of the stereo track.
Turn the rotary encoders for the available pan
or divergence parameters in the LCD displays.

To toggle the mute, solo, or automation safe status


of a track in Expanded Pan view:

Press the Send switch in the tracks channel


strip.

Press the encoder switch that corresponds to


Main Pan.

Press the encoder switch that corresponds to


Mute, Solo, or Safe to toggle the function
On or Off.

When track Mute, Solo, or Automation Safe is


On, the corresponding encoder switch is lit.

To toggle track panner linking in Expanded Pan


view:

Press the Send switch in the tracks channel


strip.

Press the encoder switch that corresponds to


Main Pan.

Press the encoder switch that corresponds to


any of the following:

Link (Left/Right panner link)


Front (Front Inverse link)
Rear (Rear Inverse link)
FrRear (Front/Rear Inverse link)
When a panner linking option is On or Inverted,
the corresponding encoder switch is lit.
To exit Expanded Pan view, do any of the
following:
Press the encoder switch that corresponds to
Main Output.
Press the flashing Send switch in the tracks
channel strip.

Enter another view.

Expanded Send View

You can display all the controls for an individual


Send in Expanded Send view.
To display the controls for a Send in Expanded
Send view:

Press the Send switch in the tracks channel


strip.

3 For the Send you want to display, press the encoder switch that corresponds to more.

The LCD displays show the track name in the top


row and the Send position and Send path in the
bottom row, followed by Send Mute, track Solo,
Send Automation Safe, Send Pre/Post, Follows
Main Pan, and Send Volume displays.
The LCD displays also show pan parameters as
follows:
Stereo Output Path Sends assigned to a stereo
Send path show Left-Right pan. Stereo Sends assigned to a stereo Send path also Left/Right Pan
Link and Front Inverse Link controls.
Multichannel Output Path (Pro Tools HD and
Pro Tools with Complete Production Toolkit
Only) Sends assigned to a multichannel output

path can show Front Pan, Rear Pan, Front/Rear


Pan, Front Divergence, Rear Divergence,
Front/Rear Divergence, Center %, and LFE level,
depending on the output format. Stereo tracks
assigned to a multichannel output path also
show Pan Link controls (Left/Right Link, Front
Inverse Link, Rear Inverse Link, and Front/Rear
Inverse Link).
To adjust a Sends volume in Expanded Send view:

Press the Send switch in the tracks channel


strip.

2 For the Send you want to display, press the encoder switch that corresponds to more.

Turn the encoder that corresponds to Volume.

If necessary, do one of the following:


To display Sends A-E, press the F-J switch
so that it is unlit.
or
To display Sends F-J, press the F-J switch so
that it is lit.
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To adjust a Sends pan controls in Expanded Send


view:

To link a Sends Pan controls to the Main Pan


controls of a track (Follows Main Pan):

Press the Send switch in the tracks channel


strip.

2 For the Send you want to display, press the encoder switch that corresponds to more.

2 For the Send you want to display, press the encoder switch that corresponds to more.

Do one of the following:


If the Send is a mono Send, toggle the L/R
switch in the Channel Bar so that it is unlit.
or
If the Send is a stereo Send, toggle the L/R
switch in the Channel Bar to show the Left
(unlit) or Right (lit) side of the stereo track.

Turn the rotary encoders for the available pan


or divergence parameters in the LCD displays.

To toggle the Send mute, track solo, or Send


automation safe state in Expanded Send view:

Press the Send switch in the tracks channel


strip.

Press the Send switch in the tracks channel


strip.

Press the encoder switch that corresponds to


FMP to toggle Follows Main Pan On and Off.

When Follows Main Pan is On, the corresponding encoder switch is lit.

To toggle Send panner linking in Expanded Send


view:

Press the Send switch in the tracks channel


strip.

2 For the Send you want to display, press the encoder switch that corresponds to more.

Press the encoder switch that corresponds to


any of the following:

Link (Left/Right panner link)

2 For the Send you want to display, press the encoder switch that corresponds to more.

Front (Front Inverse link)

Press the encoder switch that corresponds to


Mute, Solo, or Safe to toggle the function
On or Off.

FrRear (Front/Rear Inverse link)

Rear (Rear Inverse link)

When Send Mute, track Solo or Send Automation Safe is On, the corresponding encoder
switch is lit.
To toggle the pre-/post-fader state of a Send in
Expanded Send view:

To exit Expanded Send view, do any of the


following:
Press the encoder switch that corresponds to
the name of Send position.

Press the Send switch in the tracks channel


strip.

Press the flashing Send switch in the tracks


channel strip.

For the Send you want to display, press the encoder switch that corresponds to more.

Press the encoder switch that corresponds to


Pre/Pst to toggle the pre-/post-fader state.

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When a panner linking option is On or Inverted,


the corresponding encoder switch is lit.

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Enter another view.

Insert Select View

Focusing Plug-Ins on C|24

In Insert Select view, insert controls on the focused channel are displayed horizontally across
the LCD displays.

A focused plug-in is indicated on-screen by a


colored outline around the plug-in button and
around the plug-in window header.

A track is focused in this view by pressing the


Insert switch in its channel strip.

In Insert Select view, a focused plug-in is indicated on C|24 by an asterisk (*) below the Insert position in the LCD displays, a flashing
plug-in name and a flashing encoder switch.

To display the Inserts on a track:

Press the Insert switch in the tracks channel


strip. The switch flashes to indicate track focus.

The left side of the LCD display shows the track


name in the top row and Inserts in the bottom
row.
Press the Channel Bar Scroll switches to toggle
display between Inserts AE and FJ.

For each assigned Insert on the track, the LCD


displays show Insert position and Insert name
on the top row, more and Insert bypass state
on the bottom row.
For each Insert position without an assignment,
the LCD displays show No Insert on the top
row, and assign on the bottom row.
To cycle through the Inserts on a track:

Double-press the Insert switch on the tracks


channel strip.

You can display the parameters of a focused


plug-in in Parameter view. See Parameter
View on page 81.
To focus a plug-in:

Press the Insert switch in the tracks channel


strip.

If necessary, scroll the LCD display to show the


Insert position of the plug-in you want to
focus.

Press the encoder switch to the left of the


more encoder switch for the plug-in. An asterisk (*) appears below the Insert position to indicate that the plug-in is focused.

Opening Plug-in Windows

You can focus a plug-in on C|24 with or without


displaying its window on-screen.
To set C|24 to automatically open windows of
focused plug-ins:
1

Press the Soft Keys switch.

Press the encoder switch that corresponds to


ChanWn so that its value is Yes.

Press the lit Soft Keys switch.

With this preference set to Yes, when you assign or focus a plug-in, the plug-in window will
open automatically on-screen.

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To focus a plug-in on C|24 and open its window:

Press the Insert switch of the track whose


plug-in you want to focus.

When a plug-in is bypassed, the LCD display


shows BYPASS (all uppercase) and the plug-in
name changes to all uppercase.

Press the encoder switch that corresponds to


the Insert position for the plug-in.

When an plug-in is not bypassed, the LCD display shows bypass (lowercase) and the plug-in
name changes to all lowercase.

If necessary, scroll the LCD display to show the


Insert position of the plug-in you want to focus.

The focused plug-in is indicated on C|24 by an


asterisk below the Insert position.
To open or close a plug-in window on-screen for
an Insert without focusing it on C|24:

Press the Insert switch in the tracks channel


strip.

If necessary, scroll the LCD display to show the


Insert position of the plug-in whose window you
want to open or close.

To toggle the bypass state of a plug-in:

Press the Insert switch in the tracks channel


strip.

If necessary, scroll the LCD display to show the


Insert position of the plug-in you want to bypass.

Press the encoder switch that corresponds to


bypass.

To toggle the bypass state of all plug-ins on a


track, do one of the following:

To open multiple plug-in windows:

Press the Insert switch in the tracks channel


strip. Then, press the Mstr Bypass switch in the
Inserts section of the Channel Bar.

Hold the Ctrl/Win Modifier switch and press


the encoder switch that corresponds to more
for the plug-in.

Hold the Shift (add) Modifier switch while


opening each new plug-in window.

To close all open plug-in windows:


Hold the Opt/Alt (all) Modifier switch and
press the Plug-in switch in the Windows section.

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or
Press the Insert/Send Bypass switch so that it
is lit. Then, press the Insert switch in the tracks
channel strip.

To toggle the bypass state of all plug-ins at the


same insert positions on all tracks:

Press the Insert/Send Bypass switch so that it


is lit.

If necessary, scroll the LCD display to show the


Insert position of the plug-ins you want to bypass.

Do one of the following:


Press the Do To All switch.
or
Hold the Option/Alt (all) switch.

Press the Insert switch in a track with an insert


at the appropriate insert position.

Parameter View

You can display all the controls for an individual


plug-in in Parameter view. (Hardware inserts do
not have a Parameter view.)
In Parameter view, the LCD displays show the
parameter names in the top row and the parameter values in the bottom row. The encoders and
the encoder switches control the corresponding
parameters.
If there are more parameters than can be displayed at once on the LCD displays, the Channel
Bar Scroll switch flashes.

All plug-ins at the same insert positions will be


bypassed on all tracks.
Deactivating Inserts on C|24
To deactivate an Insert on a track:

Press the Insert switch in the tracks channel


strip.

When you change a plug-in parameter, the Compare switch in the Inserts section of the Channel
Bar lights.
To display the controls for a plug-in:

Press the Insert switch in the tracks channel


strip.

If necessary, scroll the LCD display to show the


Insert position of the plug-in you want to display.

If necessary, scroll the LCD display to show the


Insert position of the insert you want to
deactivate.

Hold the Command/Ctrl+Ctrl/Win Modifier


switches and press the encoder switch that corresponds to more (for plug-ins) or the insert
name (for I/O inserts).

For the plug-in you want to display, press the


encoder switch that corresponds to more.

To cycle display of all the plug-ins on a track:


Double-press the Insert switch in the tracks
channel strip.

When an Insert is inactive, the LCD display


shows inactv (all lowercase) and an @ sign
appears in front of the plug-in name.

To display the currently focused plug-in:

To activate an inactive Insert:

Hold the Command/Ctrl+Ctrl/Win Modifier


switches and press the encoder switch that corresponds to inactv.

Press the Insert switch in the tracks channel


strip.

Press the Insert/Param switch in the Inserts


section of the Channel Bar.

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To temporarily show the track name, Insert


position and name of the currently focused plugin:

Hold the LCD Display switch.


or

Hold the Insert switch on a channel.

To cycle display of the EQ or Dynamics plug-ins on


a track:

Press the EQ or Dynamics switch in the tracks


channel strip to display the first (or most recently focused) plug-in of the corresponding
type.

Double-press the EQ or Dynamics switch to


display the next plug-in of the corresponding
type.

To toggle the bypass state of the currently


displayed plug-in:
In Parameter view, press the Mastr Bypass
switch in the Inserts section of the Channel Bar.

To toggle the automation safe status of the


currently focused plug-in:

Bypassing EQ and Dynamics Plug-ins


To toggle the bypass state of all Dyn or EQ plug-ins
on a track:
1

Press the Safe switch in the Inserts Section of


the Channel Bar.

Press the Dyn/EQ Bypass switch so that it is lit.

Press the Dyn or EQ switch on the track.

To compare plug-in parameter changes with the


currently loaded plug-in setting:

To toggle the bypass state of all Dyn or EQ plug-ins


at the same insert positions on all tracks:

Press the lit Compare switch.

Press the Dyn/EQ Bypass switch so that it is lit.

Do one of the following:

To return to Insert Select view:

Press the Do To All switch.

Press the flashing Insert/Param switch.

or

or
Press the Insert switch in a tracks channel
strip.

Viewing EQ and Dynamics Plug-ins


To display the controls for the first (or most
recently focused) EQ or Dynamics plug-in on a
track:

Press the EQ or Dynamics switch on the track.

Hold the Option/Alt (all) switch.


Press the Dyn or EQ switch on a track that has
plug-ins of the corresponding type.

All plug-ins of the same type and at the same insert positions will be bypassed on all tracks.
Setting Up Multi-mono Plug-ins

When using a multi-mono plug-in on a multichannel track, you can link channels of the plugin from Parameter view.
To display the multi-mono plug-in Setup page:

Press the Insert switch in the tracks channel


strip.

For the plug-in you want to display, press the


encoder switch that corresponds to more.

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Hold the Insert/Param switch in the Inserts


section of the Channel Bar until the Setup page
appears in the LCD displays.

To exit the multi-mono plug-in Setup page:

Press the flashing Insert/Param switch.

To exit Parameter view, do any of the following:

The LCD displays show the track name in the top


row and Link, Target, Group, and Bypass in the bottom row.

Press the flashing Insert switch in the tracks


channel strip.

To unlink or relink channels on a multi-mono


plug-in:

Press the Insert/Param switch in the Inserts


section of the Channel Bar.

From the multi-mono plug-in setup page:,


press the encoder switch that corresponds to
Link.

To target controls for a specific channel on a multimono plug-in:

From the multi-mono plug-in setup page,


press the encoder switch that corresponds to
Target.

Press the encoder switch that corresponds to


the channel you want to target, which can include Left, Center, Right, Left Surround, Right
Surround, or LFE.

Creating Custom Plug-In


Maps
You can customize the arrangement of plug-in
parameters on C|24 and save them in customized plug-in maps.
Plug-in maps can be saved as presets and exported for use across different sessions and systems.
For complete information on creating and
managing plug-in maps, see the Pro Tools
Reference Guide.

To link the controls of specific channels on a multimono plug-in:

From the multi-mono plug-in setup page,


press the encoder switch that corresponds to
Group.

2 Press the encoder switches that correspond to


the channels of the plug-in you want to group,
which can include Left, Center, Right, Left Surround, Right Surround, and LFE.

Enter another view.

Putting a Plug-In into Learn Mode

When you first put a plug-in into Learn mode, a


new plug-in map is created (with the default
name Custom Map), and the plug-in is focused
on the control surface, but with a blank page of
controls, ready for mapping.
Only one plug-in can be in Learn mode at a time.

To bypass channels on a multi-mono plug-in:

From the multi-mono plug-in setup page,


press the encoder switch that corresponds to
Bypass.

Press the encoder switches that correspond to


the channels of the plug-in you want to bypass,
which can include Left, Center, Right, Left Surround, Right Surround, and LFE.

To put a plug-in into Learn mode, do one of the


following:

Click the Learn button in the plug-in window.


or

From the Map Options pop-up menu, choose

New Map.

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To take a plug-in out of Learn mode, do one of the


following:

Click the active Learn button in the plug-in


window.

Close the plug-in window.

To change parameter mapping in a plug-in map:

Open the plug-in whose custom map you want


to change.

Click the Learn button in a different plug-in


window.

If you move a plug-in to a different position,


make it inactive, or convert it between
formats, it is automatically taken out of
Learn mode.

Put the plug-in into Learn mode. C|24 displays


the plug-in controls.

Do the following for each parameter mapping


you want to change:
In the plug-in window, click the new plugin parameter you want to map. The parameter name appears in the Parameter menu.

Creating and Editing Plug-In Maps

On the control surface, page to the encoder


or Select switch (or in Flip mode, fader)
where you want to change the mapping, and
turn the encoder, press the switch, or touch
the fader.

To create a custom map of plug-in parameters:

Open the plug-in whose mapping you want to


customize.

Put the plug-in into Learn mode. C|24 displays


a blank page of plug-in controls across all channel strips, ready for mapping.

In the plug-in window, click the plug-in parameter you want to map. The parameter name
appears in the Parameter menu.

On the C|24, do one of the following:


Turn the encoder or press the channel
Select switch where you want to map the
parameter.
or
If C|24 is in Flip mode, move the fader or
press the channel Select switch where you
want to map the parameter.

Open the plug-in whose custom map you want


to change.

Put the plug-in into Learn mode. C|24 displays


the plug-in controls.

Do the following for each parameter mapping


you want to remove:

Make sure the Parameter menu displays


No Control.
On the control surface, page to the encoder
or Select switch (or in Flip mode, fader)
where you want to remove the mapping,
and turn the encoder, press the switch, or
touch the fader.

Take the plug-in out of Learn mode.


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Choose the map you want to change from the

Map Preset pop-up menu.

Repeat steps 3-4 for each parameter you want


to map.

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Take the plug-in out of Learn mode.

To remove parameter mapping from a plug-in map:

Choose the map you want to change from the

Map Preset pop-up menu.

Take the plug-in out of Learn mode.

Mic Pre View

In Expanded Mic Pre view, the following controls are shown in the LCD displays:

If you have a PRE in your system, Mic Pre views


let you control the PRE from C|24.

Gain: controlled by the encoder

Mic Pre Console View

Impedance: chosen with the encoder (for


Mic/Line source only)

To display PRE gain values across all channels:

Pad: toggled with the encoder switch

Source: chosen with the encoder

Press the Mic Pre switch.

Polarity: toggled with the encoder switch


Phantom Power: toggled with the encoder
switch

The track name is displayed in the top row, and


the Gain value (in dB) is displayed in the bottom
row, prefaced by one of the following:
MGn: Microphone gain

High-Pass Filter: toggled with the encoder


switch

LGn: Line In gain

Insert: toggled with the encoder switch

IGn: Direct Input gain

Gain is controlled by the encoder.

To open the Mic Pre window for a track:


Hold the Ctrl/Win Modifier switch and press
the encoder switch for the track.

To exit Mic Pre view, do any of the following:

Press the lit Mic Pre switch.

Enter another view.

Expanded Mic Pre View

You can display all of the PRE controls for a


channel in Expanded Mic Pre view.
To display the PRE controls for a channel in
Expanded Mic Pre view:
1

Press the Mic Pre switch.

Press the encoder switch that corresponds to


the channel you want to display.

To open the Mic Pre window for the track:


Hold the Ctrl/Win Modifier switch and press
the encoder switch that corresponds to Mic
Pre.

To exit Expanded Mic Pre view, do any of the


following:
Press the lit Mic Pre switch in the view section.
Press the encoder switch that corresponds to
Mic Pre.

Enter another view.

Groups View
C|24 lets you show Pro Tools Mix/Edit groups in
the LCD displays, and create, enable, modify
and delete groups from the control surface.

Displaying Group Membership of Tracks

You can set C|24 to show the Group ID of tracks


along with their track names in the LCD displays. See the description of the Track Display
option in Console Preferences on page 47.
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Creating Groups

Modifying Groups

To create a group:

To modify a group:

Select the tracks you want to include in the


group.

1 Press the Modify switch in the Groups section.


Current groups are shown in the LCD displays,
with the group ID in the top row, and the group
name in the bottom row.

2 Press the Create switch in the Groups section.


Current groups are shown in the LCD displays,
with the group ID in the top row, and the group
name in the bottom row.

Select the Group ID for the new group by


pressing the corresponding encoder switch.

Enter a name, select a type, and set attributes


for the group.

Press Enter to confirm the new group.

When you are finished creating groups, press


the flashing Create switch.

Enabling and Suspending Groups

Select the group you want to modify by pressing the corresponding encoder switch. Group
members are indicated by lit Channel Select
switches. Track names are shown in the top row
of LCD displays.

Press Channel Select switches to add or remove tracks from the group.

Press the Modify switch to confirm the


changes.

Deleting Groups
Deleting groups cannot be undone.

To enable or suspend a group:

Press the Enable switch in the Groups section.


Current groups are shown in the LCD displays,
with the group ID in the top row, and the group
name in the bottom row.

Enabled groups are indicated by lit encoder


switches.
Suspended groups are indicated by flashing
encoder switches.

To delete a group:
1 Press the Delete switch in the Groups section.
Current groups are shown in the LCD displays,
with the group ID in the top row, and the group
name in the bottom row.

Press lit encoder switches to delete the corresponding groups.

Do one of the following:

Press encoder switches to enable or suspend


the corresponding groups.

Press the Enter switch to confirm the deletion.

When you are finished enabling groups, press


the flashing Enable switch.

or

Press the Esc/Cancel switch to cancel and


leave groups unchanged.
When you are finished deleting groups, press
the flashing Delete switch.

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To suspend all groups:

To create a new Window Configuration:

Press the Suspend switch in the Groups section. The Suspend Groups switch follows latching behavior, and flashes to indicate groups are
suspended.

In Window Configuration view, hold the


Ctrl/Win modifier switch and press an encoder
switch that corresponds to a blank area of the
LCD display.

To exit Suspend Groups mode:

To exit WIndow Configuration view:

Press the flashing Suspend Groups switch.

Window Configuration View

Hold the Command/Ctrl Modifier switch and


press the flashing Window Configuration
switch.

C|24 lets you open and close the Window Configuration list and lets you display and select
Window Configurations from the control surface. Window Configuration names are shown in
the bottom row of the LCD displays.

Memory Location View

If there are more Window Configurations than


can be shown at once on the LCD displays. the
Channel Bar Scroll switch flashes.

In Memory Location view, Memory Location


names are shown in the bottom row of the LCD
displays.

To toggle display of the Window Configurations


list on-screen:

If there are more Memory Locations than can be


shown at once on the LCD displays. the Channel
Bar Scroll switch flashes.

Press the Window Configuration (Win Cfg)


switch.

To toggle display of Window Configurations in the


LCD displays:
In Home view, hold the Command/Ctrl Modifier switch and press the Window Configuration
(Win Cfg) switch.

To recall a Window Configuration:


In Window Configuration view, press the encoder switch that corresponds to the Window
Configuration name in the LCD display.

To edit a Window Configuration:


In Window Configuration view, hold the
Ctrl/Win modifier switch and press the encoder
switch that corresponds to the Window Configuration name in the LCD display.

C|24 lets you open and close the Memory Locations window and display and select Memory
Locations from the control surface.

To toggle display of the Memory Locations window


on-screen:

Press the Memory Location (Mem Loc) switch.

To toggle display of Memory Locations in the LCD


displays:
In Home view, hold the Command/Ctrl Modifier switch and press the Memory Location
switch.

To recall a Memory Location:


In Memory Location view, press the encoder
switch that corresponds to the location name in
the LCD display.

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To edit a Memory Location:

In Memory Location view, hold the Ctrl/Win


modifier switch and press the encoder switch
that corresponds to the location name in the
LCD display.

To create a new Memory Location, do one of the


following:
In Memory Location view, hold the Ctrl/Win
modifier swtich and press an encoder switch
that corresponds to a blank area of the LCD display.

or
In any view, press the Enter switch in the
File/Utility section.

To exit Memory Location view:


Hold the Command/Ctrl Modifier switch and
press the flashing Memory Location switch.

Fader Display Modes


Normal Mode
In Normal mode, Pro Tools tracks are displayed
on C|24 in a standard console format. In this
mode, each channel strip corresponds to a track
in the session, and most of the channel strip
controls correspond directly to on-screen controls or views in Pro Tools:
Faders control channel volume.
LCD displays show track name, and track
volume when fader is touched.
Rotary encoders control channel pan.
In Insert views, rotary encoders and encoder switches control inserts and plug-in
parameters.
In Send views, rotary encoders and encoder
switches control Send pan, mute, and prepost fader operation.

Master Faders Mode


The Masters switch cycles temporary display of
Master Fader tracks and VCA Master tracks
(Pro Tools HD and Pro Tools with Complete Production Toolkit only) on the right side of the
C|24 faders. The Masters switch flashes to indicate display of Master Faders or VCA Master
tracks.

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Flip Modes

Pan/Sends Channel View

Flip mode temporarily exchanges control assignments between the rotary encoders and the
corresponding channel faders, so you can use
the touch-sensitive faders to edit and automate
pan, send and plug-in parameter values.

Fader under Main Pan controls channel


pan.

The effect of Flip mode depends on the current


view.

Encoder switch under Mute controls Send


mute.

Home/Pan Flip Mode

Encoder switch under SndPan controls


Send pre/post operation.

When C|24 is in Pan Console or Home view,


Flip mode transfers control assignments as follows:

Fader under Send position name controls


Send level.
Fader under SndPan controls Send pan.

Expanded Pan/Expanded Send View

Faders control Send parameters.

Faders control channel pan.

Rotary encoders are disabled.

Rotary encoders control channel volume.

Encoder switches toggle/cycle through


stepped parameters.

When an Instrument track is in MIDI mode, Flip


mode transfers control assignments as follows:
Faders control MIDI pan.
Rotary encoders control MIDI volume.
Send Flip Mode

Plug-in Flip Mode

When C|24 is in Parameter view, Flip mode


transfers the control assignments as follows:
Faders control plug-in parameters.
Rotary encoders are disabled.

Flip mode transfers Send control assignments as


follows:
Sends Console View

Faders control Send level.


Rotary encoders control Send pan.
For stereo Sends, control of Left and Right
channel pan is selected with the L/R switch
in the Pan section.
For Sends to multichannel output paths,
control of Send Pan parameters is selected
in the Pan section of the Channel Bar
Encoder switches control Send Mute or
Send Pre/Post status, depending on the
Switch Functions setting

Encoder switches toggle/cycle through


stepped parameters.
Mic Pre Flip Mode

Flip mode transfers PRE control assignments to


the faders and disables the encoders, as follows:
Mic Pre Console View

Faders control PRE gain.


Mic Pre Expanded View

Fader under Gain controls PRE gain.


Fader under Source toggles the PRE input
source.
Fader under Impedance controls the Impedance setting.
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Assign Mode
You can assign Inputs, Outputs, Inserts, or
Sends from C|24 using Assign mode.
When in Assign mode, an arrow (>) appears to
the left of path names or plug-in names in the
LCD displays to indicate the current assignment. The arrow disappears to when an unconfirmed change is displayed.
When navigating in Assign mode, you can move
up a level by holding the Command/Ctrl switch
and pressing the encoder switch for the control
that you are assigning.
See Assigning Pro Tools Paths on page 93.
You can enter Assign mode while in Flip
mode. In Flip mode, move the faders (instead of the encoders) to scroll through lists
in Assign mode.

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Chapter 9: Working with C|24

This chapter covers representative Pro Tools


tasks that can be accomplished with C|24. For
complete information on C|24 controls for
Pro Tools, see Chapter 6, C|24 Pro Tools Controls. For complete information on the views
and modes available on C|24, see Chapter 8,
Operating Views and Modes.

Creating New Tracks


When you are creating new tracks in Pro Tools,
you can navigate the New Tracks dialog using
the Arrow switches on C}24.
To increase or decrease the number of tracks:

Working with Sessions and


Tracks
Saving a Session
To save the current session:

Press the Save switch. The switch flashes,


prompting confirmation of the Save command.

Do one of the following:


To confirm the Save command, press the
Save switch again.
or

Press the Up or Down Arrow switch.

To scroll through the track types:


Hold the Command/Ctrl Modifier switch and
press the Up or Down Arrow switch.

To scroll through the track formats:


Hold the Command/Ctrl Modifier switch and
press the Previous (Left) or Next (Right) Arrow
switch.

To toggle the timebases:


Hold the Command/Ctrl+Opt/Alt (all) Modifier switches and press the Up or Down Arrow
switches.

To cancel the Save command, press the


Esc/Cancel switch.

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Naming Tracks or Adding Track


Comments

Resetting Controls to Their


Default Values

When you are naming tracks or adding track


comments, you can open and navigate the Name
Track dialog from C|24.

To reset a channels track volume to 0 dB:

Press Default + the channel Select switch.


or

To open the Track Name/Comments dialog for a


track:

Double-press the channels Select switch.

Hold Option/Alt (all) and touch the channel


fader.

To reset a channels pan control to 0 (center)


To move the cursor while naming a track, do any of
the following:
Press the Previous (Left) or Next (Right) Arrow switch to move the cursor backward or forward through the field.
Press the Up or Down Arrow switch to move
the cursor to the beginning or end of the field.
Hold the Command/Ctrl Modifier switch and
press the Up (or Left) or Down (or Right) Arrow
switch to move to the previous or next track
name field.

Press Default + the encoder switch.

To reset a sends level to 0 dB:


Press Default + the encoder switch under
more. This sets the send level to 0 dB, regardless of the Send default setting in Pro Tools Operation preferences.

To reset a channels mic pre gain to 0 dB:


Press Default + the encoder switch under the
gain display.

To set a plug-ins parameters to their default


values:

Press Default + the Compare switch.


You can also hold Option/Alt (all) and press
the corresponding switch to reset parameters to their default values.

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Applying Actions to Multiple


Tracks
To apply actions to multiple tracks:
1

When you are finished, if Do To all or Do To


Selected are latched on, press the flashing Do To
All or Do To Selected switch to exit the corresponding mode.

Do one of the following:


Press the Do To All or the Do To Selected
switch to apply the action to one control.

Assigning Pro Tools Paths

or

You can assign track inputs, outputs, sends, and


inserts from C|24.

Double-press the Do To All or the Do To Selected switch to latch the corresponding action and apply it to multiple controls.
Press any of the following switches to apply the
corresponding action to all tracks or all selected
tracks in the current session:

Channel Mute switch


Channel Solo switch
Channel Solo Safe: Command/Ctrl Modifier
switch + Solo switch
Global Automation Mode switches
Channel Automation Mode switches
Channel Select switch
Record Enable switch
Record Safe: Command/Ctrl Modifier
switch + Record Enable switch
Input Monitor Mode switch (Pro Tools HD
and Pro Tools with Complete Production
Toolkit only)
You can also carry out any of the following
tasks across all tracks or all selected tracks in the
session:

Assigning Inputs and Outputs


To assign inputs or Outputs:
1 From Pan Console (or Home view), press the
Assign switch in the Assign section of the Channel Bar.
2 Press the Input switch or Output switch in the
Assign section of the Channel Bar.

On each channel where you want to make an


assignment, turn the rotary encoder (or in Flip
mode, move the fader) to scroll through the list
of Inputs or Outputs.

Do one of the following:


To confirm each assignment separately,
press the flashing encoder switch on each
channel.
To confirm all assignments at once, press
the flashing Assign switch in the Assign
section of the Channel Bar.
To cancel any unconfirmed assignments
and leave Assign mode, press the flashing
Escape/Cancel switch.

Assigning Inputs, Outputs, Inserts and


Sends
Deactivating Inserts
Resetting controls with the Default switch
Changing panner linkage

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Assigning Sends
To assign a Send from Console view:

Press a Send switch in the Sends section of the


Channel Bar.

To assign a Send from Channel view:

Press the Send switch in the tracks channel


strip. The Send positions for the track are shown
in the LCD displays.

Press the Assign switch in the Assign section


of the Channel Bar.

Press the Assign switch in the Assign section


of the Channel Bar.

Unassigned Send positions show the top-level


menu for assigning Send paths: bus or interfc
(Interface).
3

3 Unassigned Send positions show the top-level


menu for assigning Send paths: bus or interfc
(Interface).

Navigate the Sends menu by doing the following:

Navigate the Send paths menu by doing the following:


4

Turn the encoder (or in Flip mode, move


the fader) to scroll through menu items.

Turn the encoder to scroll through menu


items.

To go down a menu level, press the encoder


switch that corresponds to select.

To go down a menu level, press the encoder


switch that corresponds to the Send path.
To go up a level, hold the Command/Ctrl
Modifier switch and press the encoder
switch that corresponds to the Send path.
On each channel where you want to make an
assignment, turn the rotary encoder to scroll
through the list of Send paths.

Do one of the following:


To confirm each assignment separately,
press the flashing encoder switch on each
channel.
To confirm all assignments at once, press
the flashing Assign switch in the Assign
section of the Channel Bar.
To cancel any unconfirmed assignments
and leave Assign mode, press the flashing
Escape/Cancel switch.

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To go up a level, press the encoder switch


that corresponds to back.
On each channel where you want to make an
assignment, turn the rotary encoder to scroll
through the list of Send paths.

Do one of the following:


To confirm each assignment separately,
press the flashing encoder switch on each
channel.
To confirm all assignments at once, press
the flashing Assign switch in the Assign
section of the Channel Bar.
To cancel any unconfirmed assignments
and leave Assign mode, press the flashing
Escape/Cancel switch.

Assigning Inserts

Making Single Assignments

To assign an Insert:

Instead of putting C|24 in Assign mode, you can


make single assignments from normal mode.

Press the Insert switch in the tracks channel


strip. Insert positions for the track are shown in
the LCD displays.

Press the Channel Bar Scroll switches to toggle


display between Insert positions AE and FJ.

If making an assignment in Send Console


mode, make sure the Send Pre/Post and
Send/Mute switches are not active.

To assign single Inputs or Outputs:

Press the Assign switch in the Assign section


of the Channel Bar. Unassigned Insert positions
show the top-level menus for assigning inserts.

1 Press the Input switch or Output switch in the


Assign section of the Channel Bar.

Navigate the plug-ins menu by doing the following:

2 Press and hold the encoder switch on the track


where you want to make the assignment. The Assign switch flashes.

Turn the encoder (or in Flip mode, move


the fader) to scroll through menu items.

Turn the encoder to make the assignment.

Press the flashing encoder switch to confirm


the assignment.

To go down a menu level, press the encoder


switch that corresponds to select.

To go up a level, press the encoder switch


that corresponds to back.

To assign single Inserts or Sends:

If plug-ins are arranged by category or manufacturer, these appear in subsequent levels. The final level shows plug-in names.
5

Press the Insert or Send switch in the tracks


channel strip. The Insert or Send positions are
shown in the LCD displays.

Do one of the following:

For an Insert or Send position with no assignment, press the encoder switch that
corresponds to assign

To confirm each assignment separately,


press the flashing encoder switch on each
channel.

or

To confirm all assignments at once, press


the flashing Assign switch in the Assign
section of the Channel Bar.
To cancel any unconfirmed assignments
and leave Assign mode, press the flashing
Escape/Cancel switch.

Do one of the following:

For an Insert or Send position with a current assignment, press and hold the encoder switch that corresponds to more.
Turn the encoder and press the select and
back switches to make the assignment.

Press the flashing encoder switch to confirm


the assignment.

To remove an insert:
While in Insert Select view, hold Default and
press the encoder switch under the Insert.

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Working with the HEAT


Option
You can enable and control the HEAT option
from C|24.
To enable and control HEAT for a session:

Press the Soft Keys switch. The following controls appear in the Channel Bar:
1

On/Off To enable HEAT, press the encoder

switch that corresponds to HEAT.


Master Bypass To toggle the Master Bypass
press the encoder switch that corresponds to
MstByp.
Drive To adjust the Drive parameter, turn the

encoder that corresponds to Drive.


Tone To adjust the Tone parameter, turn the

encoder that corresponds to Tone.


2

Press the Soft Keys switch to exit.

To access HEAT for a channel:


1

Make sure HEAT is enabled in the session.

In the channel strip, press and hold the Insert


switch for the channel.
2

Press the channel Insert switch to exit.

Working with Pro Tools


Windows
Entering Numerical Values in
Pro Tools Windows
You can enter numerical values in the on-screen
Main and Sub Counters, Start/End/Length
fields, and Pre/Post Roll fields in the Edit and
Transport windows.
To move the cursor between fields:
Press the Previous (Left) or Next (Right) Arrow switch to move the numerical selection
backward or forward through the field.

To increase or decrease the selected numerical


value:

Press the Up or Down Arrow switch.

Displaying the Transport


Window
You can show or hide portions of the Transport
window and navigate fields in the window from
C|24.

To bypass HEAT for a channel:

Press and hold the Insert switch for the


channel.

Press the channel Bypass switch.

Press the channel Insert switch to exit.

To toggle HEAT to pre- or post-insert operation on


a channel:

Press and hold the Insert switch for the


channel.

To show/hide the Transport window:


Press the Transport switch in the Windows
section.

To show/hide the MIDI section of the Transport


window:
Hold the Command/Ctrl Modifier switch and
press the Transport switch.

Turn the channel encoder to change the


display to Pre or Post.

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To show/hide the Counter section of the Transport


window:
Hold the Ctrl/Win Modifier switch and press
the Transport switch.

To show/hide the MIDI and Counter sections of the


Transport window:
Hold the Opt/Alt (all) Modifier switch and
press the Transport switch.

To show/hide the Pre/Post-Roll section of the


Transport window:

Hold the Command/Ctrl+Ctrl/Win Modifier


switches and press the Transport switch.

Moving Windows On-Screen


To move a Pro Tools window horizontally onscreen:

In the Windows section, hold the switch for


the window, and begin turning the Scrub/Shuttle
wheel.

Release the switch for the window and continue turning the Scrub/Shuttle wheel to move
the window on-screen.

To move a Pro Tools window vertically on-screen:

In the Windows section, hold the switch for


the window, and begin turning the Scrub/Shuttle
wheel.

Release the switch for the window and hold


Shift while turning the Scrub/Shuttle wheel to
move the window on-screen.

Displaying Track Output


Windows
To open/close the Output window for a track:

Press the Home switch to put C|24 in Pan Console view.

Hold the Ctrl/Win Modifier key and press the


channels encoder switch.

To open/close Output windows for multiple tracks:

Press the Home switch to put C|24 in Pan Console view.

Hold the Ctrl/Win+Shift (add) Modifier


switches and press the encoder switch on each
channel whose window you want to open or
close.

To close all open Output windows:


Hold the Opt/Alt (all) Modifier switch and
press the Pan switch in the Windows section.

Displaying Send Windows


To open/close a Send window:
1 Display a Send position (A-J) across all tracks
by pressing the corresponding Send switch in the
Sends section of the Channel Bar.

Hold the Ctrl/Win Modifier key and press the


encoder switch on the channel whose Send window you want to open/close.

To open/close Send windows for multiple tracks:


1 Display a Send position (A-J) across all tracks
by pressing the corresponding Send switch in the
Sends section of the Channel Bar.

Hold the Ctrl/Win+Shift (add) Modifier


switches and press the encoder switch on each
channel whose window you want to open/close.

To close all open Send windows:


Hold the Opt/Alt (all) Modifier switch and
press the Pan switch in the Windows section.

Displaying Plug-In Windows


To focus a plug-in on C|24 and open its window:

Press the Insert switch of the track whose


plug-in you want to focus.

Press the encoder switch that corresponds to


the Insert position for the plug-in.

The focused plug-in is indicated on C|24 by an


asterisk below the Insert position.

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To open or close a plug-in window on-screen for


an Insert without focusing it on C|24:

Recording

Press the Insert switch in the tracks channel


strip.

You can select certain record modes, record enable or record safe tracks for recording, arm the
Pro Tools Transport, and initiate recording
from C|24.

Hold the Ctrl/Win Modifier switch and press


the encoder switch that corresponds to more
for the plug-in.

Closing Floating Windows


To close or reopen all floating windows:

Hold the Command/Ctrl+Opt/Alt (all) Modifier switches and press the Plug-in switch or the
Pan switch in the Windows section.

Enabling Pro Tools for


Recording
To enable tracks for recording:
Press the Record Enable switch on each track
you want to enable so that the switch flashes.

To toggle record-enabled status for all audio


tracks in a session:
Press the Master Record Enable switch in the
Global Controls section.

To toggle record-enabled status for all MIDI tracks


in a session:
Hold the Opt/Alt (all) Modifier switch and
press a Record Enable switch on a MIDI track.

To toggle the Input Monitor status on all tracks in a


session (Pro Tools HD and Pro Tools with
Complete Production Toolkit only):
Hold Option/Alt (all) switch and press the Input Monitor switch on a track.

To record safe a track:


Hold the Command/Ctrl Modifier switch and
press the tracks Record Enable switch.

To arm the Pro Tools Transport for recording:


Press the Record switch in the Transport section so that it flashes.

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Recording Audio

QuickPunch Recording

To record audio:

To punch in/out while audio recording with


QuickPunch:

Record-enable the tracks where you want to


record by pressing their Record Enable switches.

Arm Pro Tools for recording by pressing the


Record switch in the Transport section.

1 Press the QuickPunch switch in the Transport


Modes section so that it is lit.

Press the Play switch in the Transport section.

When you are finished, press the Stop switch


in the Transport section.

To hear track material up to the start of the


punch, enable pre-roll by pressing the Pre-Roll
switch in the Transport Modes section.

Loop Recording Audio

To loop record audio:

Press the Link Edit and Timeline switch in the


Tools & Functions section so that it is lit.

Press the Loop Record switch in the Transport


Modes section so that it is lit.

To hear track material up to the start of the


loop, enable pre-roll by pressing the Pre-Roll
switch in the Transport Modes section.

Select the range in the Edit window that you


want to loop.

Record-enable the tracks where you want to


record by pressing their Record Enable switches.

Arm Pro Tools for recording by pressing the


Record switch in the Transport section.

Place the playback cursor at a location before


the punch-in point.
Record-enable the tracks where you want to
record by pressing their Record Enable switches.
Arm Pro Tools for recording by pressing the
Record switch in the Transport section.

Press the Play switch in the Transport section.

When you reach a punch-in point, press the


Record switch in the Pro Tools Transport.

When you reach a punch-out point, press the


Record switch in the Pro Tools Transport again.

Recording MIDI
To record MIDI:

Enable the click by pressing the Click switch in


the Tools & Functions section so that it is lit.

Press the Play switch in the Transport section.

When you are finished, press the Stop switch


in the Transport section.

Enable either Wait For Note or Countoff by


pressing the corresponding switch in the Tools &
Functions section so that it is lit.

Record enable the MIDI or Instrument tracks


where you want to record by pressing their Record Enable switches.

Arm Pro Tools for recording by pressing the


Record switch in the Transport section.

Press the Play switch in the Transport section.

When you are finished, press the Stop switch


in the Transport section.

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Loop Recording MIDI


To loop record MIDI:

Navigating and Selecting in


the Edit Window

Press the Link Edit and Timeline switch in the


Tools & Functions section so that it is lit.

Zooming in the Edit Window

Press the Merge-Record switch in the Tools &


Functions section so that it is lit.

To zoom in horizontally on all tracks:

Press the Loop Playback switch in the Transport Modes section so that it is lit.

Press the Zoom switch.

Press the Right Arrow switch.

Enable the click by pressing the Click switch in


the Tools & Functions section so that it is lit.

To zoom out horizontally on all tracks:


1

Press the Zoom switch.

Disable Wait For Note and Countoff by pressing the corresponding switches in the Tools &
Functions section so that they are unlit.

Press the Left Arrow switch.

To hear track material up to the start of the


loop, enable pre-roll by pressing the Pre-Roll
switch in the Transport Modes section.

Press the Zoom switch.

Press the Up Arrow switch.

Select the range in the Edit window that you


want to loop.

Record enable the MIDI or Instrument tracks


where you want to record by pressing their Record Enable switches.

Arm Pro Tools for recording by pressing the


Record switch in the Transport section.

Press the Play switch in the Transport section.

To zoom in vertically on all tracks:

To zoom out vertically on all tracks:


1

Press the Zoom switch.

Press the Down Arrow switch.

To horizontally zoom continuously in the Edit


window:
Hold hold the Command/Ctrl Modifier switch
and turn the Scrub/Shuttle wheel.

10

When you are finished, press the Stop switch


in the Transport section.

11

To vertically zoom continuously in the Edit


window:
Hold the Command/Ctrl+Opt/Alt (all) Modifier switches and turn the Scrub/Shuttle wheel.

To zoom the current selection to fit the Edit


window:
Hold the Opt/Alt (all) Modifier switch and
press the Zoom switch.

To zoom out so that all clips are visible in the Edit


window:

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Double-press the Zoom switch.

Using Zoom Presets

Hold the Shift (add) Modifier switch while


turning the Scrub/Shuttle Wheel.

To store a Zoom Preset:

Using either the Horizontal Zoom buttons or


the Zoomer tool, set the zoom level that you
want to store.

Hold the Command/Ctrl Modifier switch and


press a Zoom Preset switch.

Selecting Audio
To move the cursor or Edit selection up or down
one track:

Press the Navigate switch.

Press the Up or Down Arrow switch.

To recall a Zoom Preset:

Press the corresponding Zoom preset switch


(1-5).

To extend an Edit selection up or down one track:

Paging and Scrolling in the Edit


Window

To page horizontally in the Edit window:


1

Press the Navigate switch.

Hold the Command/Ctrl Modifier switch and


press the Previous (Left) or Next (Right) Arrow
switch.

To page vertically in the Edit window:


1

Press the Navigate switch.

Hold the Command/Ctrl Modifier switch and


press the Up or Down Arrow switch.

To horizontally scroll the contents of the Edit


window or Mix window:

Focus the window you want to scroll by clicking in it or by pressing the corresponding window key.

Hold the Opt/Alt (all) Modifier switch while


turning the Scrub/Shuttle Wheel.

Press the Navigate switch.

Hold Shift and press the Up or Down Arrow


switch.

To create selections with the Scrub/Shuttle wheel:


1

Locate the cursor in a track.

Do one of the following:


Hold the Mark In switch and turn the
Scrub/Shuttle wheel counter-clockwise to
create or extend the selection to the left.
or
Hold the Mark Out switch and turn the
Scrub/Shuttle wheel clockwise to create or
extend the selection to the right.

To scrub while adding to the front of a selection:


Hold the Ctrl/Win+Shift (add) Modifier
switches while scrubbing the front of the selection.

To scrub while adding to the end of a selection:

To vertically scroll the contents of the Edit window


or Mix window:

Hold the Ctrl/Win+Shift (add)+Opt/Alt (all)


Modifier switches while scrubbing the end of the
selection.

Focus the window you want to scroll by clicking in it or by pressing the corresponding window key.

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To scrub with fine resolution while adding to the


front of a selection:
Hold the Ctrl/Win+Shift (add)+Command/Ctrl Modifier switches while scrubbing
the front of the selection.

To scrub with fine resolution while adding to the


end of a selection:
Hold the Ctrl/Win+Shift (add)+Command/Ctrl+Alt/Opt (all) Modifier switches
while scrubbing the end of the selection.

Navigating with the Transport


The Transport switches correspond to the controls in the Pro Tools Transport window: Rewind, Fast Forward, Stop, Play, and Record. The
following transport functions are also available:
To latch the transport in Rewind:
Hold the Rewind switch and press Fast Forward.

Scrubbing Audio in the Edit


Window
To scrub audio in Scrub mode:

While Pro Tools is stopped, press the Scrub


switch.

Rotate the Scrub/Shuttle wheel clockwise to


scrub audio forward, or counter-clockwise to
scrub audio backward.

To exit, press the Scrub switch again.

To latch the Scrub/Shuttle wheel in scrub mode:


Press the Ctrl/Win Modifier switch momentarily (less than 1/2 second) while turning the
Scrub/Shuttle wheel.

To scrub with fine resolution:


Hold the Command/Ctrl+Ctrl/Win Modifier
switches while turning the Scrub/Shuttle Wheel.

Scrubbing Without Entering Scrub


Mode

To latch the transport in Fast Forward:

Hold the Fast Forward switch and press Rewind.

You can use the Scrub/Shuttle wheel to scrub


while the transport is stopped or during playback, without entering Scrub mode.

To return the playback cursor to the beginning of


the session:

To scrub during playback:

Press the RTZ/E switch.

Hold the Ctrl/Win Modifier switch while turning the Scrub/Shuttle wheel.

To move the playback cursor to the end of the


session:
Hold the Option/Alt (all) switch and press the
RTZ/E switch.

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Click in a track you want to scrub.

Scrubbing while Trimming a Clip or


Selection

Auditioning Start and End Points


of Selections

(Pro Tools HD and Pro Tools with Complete


Production Toolkit Only)
To use Trim/Scrub mode:

In Audition mode, you can listen to either the


start or end of a selection, with or without preroll or post-roll.

Navigate to a clip or selection you want to


trim.

To play audio starting at the pre-roll point up to the


start of a selection:

Press the Trim switch.


To trim to the end of a selection, hold
the Opt/Alt (all) Modifier switch while
pressing the Trim switch.

Press the Scrub switch.

Rotate the Scrub/Shuttle wheel to move the


cursor to the trim location.

To trim to the cursor location or to the beginning of the selection, press the Trim switch
again.

Press the Audition switch so that it is lit.

Press the Pre-Roll switch.

To play audio starting at the selection start


through the length of the post-roll amount:
1

Press the Audition switch so that it is lit.

Press the Mark In switch.

To play audio back-timed from the selection end


by the pre-roll amount:
1

Press the Audition switch so that it is lit.

Press the Mark Out switch.

Shuttling Audio in the Edit


Window

To play audio starting at the end of a selection


through the post-roll amount:

(Pro Tools HD and Pro Tools with Complete


Production Toolkit Only)

Press the Audition switch so that it is lit.

Press the Post-Roll switch.

To use Shuttle mode:

While Pro Tools is stopped, press the Shuttle


switch.

Rotate the Scrub/Shuttle wheel clockwise to


shuttle forward, or counter-clockwise to shuttle
backward.

To exit, press the Shuttle switch again.

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Editing

Cutting and Pasting


To copy the current edit selection:

Selecting Edit Tools


You can select Edit tools by pressing the corresponding switches in the Tools & Functions section of C|24: Trim, Select, Grabber, Pencil,
Smart Tool. The following Edit tool functions
are also available:

Press the Copy switch.

To paste a copied edit selection:

Press the Paste switch.

To copy the current plug-in settings:

Focus the plug-in whose settings you want to


copy. (For information on focusing plug-ins, see
Focusing Plug-Ins on C|24 on page 79.)

To cycle through available versions of an Edit tool:


Press the corresponding Edit tool switch to cycle through the versions of the tool.

To select the Smart Tool:

2 Hold the Shift (add) Modifier switch and press


the Copy switch.

Press the Smart switch.

To paste copied plug-in settings:

or

1 Focus the plug-in where you want to paste copied settings. (For information on focusing plugins, see Focusing Plug-Ins on C|24 on
page 79.)

Press any combination of the Trim, Select, and


Grabber switches.

To lock and unlock Shuffle mode:

While in any Edit mode other than Shuffle


mode, hold the Command/Ctrl Modifier switch
and press the Shuffle switch.

2 Hold the Shift (add) Modifier switch and press


the Paste switch.

Undoing Pro Tools Operations


To undo an action:

Press the Undo switch.

To redo an action:

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Press the Redo switch.

Controlling Track Display on


C|24
Banking and Nudging Tracks
To bank the position of tracks on C|24 forward or
backward 24 channels at a time:

Press the lit Bank Left or Bank Right switch.

To nudge the position of tracks on C|24 one


channel at a time:
1

Press the Nudge switch so that it is lit.

Press the Bank Left or the Bank Right switch.

Muting C|24 Fader Movement


You can temporarily turn off C|24 faders to prevent fader movement noise when monitoring a
mix.
To toggle C|24 fader movement off and on:
1

Press the Soft Keys switch.

Press the encoder switch that corresponds to


Faders.

Press the flashing Soft Keys switch to exit.

To cascade the position of tracks on C|24 one


channel at a time:
Hold any of the Nudge/Bank switches and turn
the Scrub/Shuttle wheel clockwise or counterclockwise.

Transferring Controls to the


Faders Using Flip Mode
To transfer controls from the rotary encoders to
the touch-sensitive faders:

Press the Flip switch.

In Flip mode, faders can control channel pan,


Send level, Send pan, or plug-in parameters, depending on the current view. See Flip Modes
on page 89.
To return controls to Normal mode:

Press the flashing Flip switch.

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Mixing

Setting the Automation Mode of


Channels

Displaying Master Faders and


VCA Masters

To cycle a channel forward through the


automation modes:

You can temporarily focus the Master Faders or


VCA Master tracks (VCA Masters are available
with Pro Tools HD and Pro Tools with Complete
Production Toolkit only) in your session in the
right side of the C|24 faders.
To display Master Faders or VCA Masters:
Press the Masters switch repeatedly to cycle
display of the available track types.

Working with Automation


Displaying the Automation Playlist for a
Control
To display the automation playlist on-screen for a
fader:

Press the Automation Mode switch on the


channel.

To cycle a channel backward through the


automation modes:
Hold the Shift (add) Modifier switch and press
the Automation Mode switch on the channel.

To toggle a channel in and out of Trim mode


(Pro Tools HD and Pro Tools with Complete
Production Toolkit only):
Hold the Trim switch in the Automation
Modes section and press the channels Select or
Auto switch.

To set the automation mode of one or more


channels:

Hold an Automation Mode switch or switches


(Write, Touch, Latch, Touch+Latch, Trim, Read,
or Off ).

Hold the Command/Ctrl+Ctrl/Win Modifier


switches and touch the fader.

To display the automation playlist on-screen for an


encoder:
Hold the Command/Ctrl+Ctrl/Win Modifier
switches and press the corresponding encoder
switch.

Press the Select switch or Auto switch on the


channels whose automation mode you want to
set.

To set the automation mode of one or more


selected channels:
1

Press the Do To Selected switch.

Press the Select switches on the channels


whose automation mode you want to set.

3 Press an Automation Mode switch or switches


(Write, Touch, Latch, Touch+Latch, Trim, Read,
or Off ).

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To set the automation mode of all channels:


1

Press the Do To All switch.

Press an Automation Mode switch or switches


(Write, Touch, Latch, Touch+Latch, Trim, Read,
or Off ).
2

Suspending Automation
To suspend automation for all channels:

Press the Suspend switch in the Automation


Enable section.

To toggle the write enable status of an automation


type across all channels:
Press the switch for the corresponding automation type (Volume, Pan, Mute, Send Level,
Send Pan, Send Mute, or Plug-In) in the Automation Enable section.

Enabling Plug-in Automation

To toggle the automation bypass status of a


plug-in:

Press the Insert switch in the tracks channel


strip.

For the plug-in you want to display, press the


encoder switch that corresponds to more.

Press the Select/Auto switch in the Switch


Functions section so that it is lit.

Press the Master Bypass switch in the Inserts


section of the Channel Bar.

When you are finished, press the Select/Auto


switch in the Switch Functions section so that it
is unlit.

Punching Out of Plug-in Automation


During an Automation Pass
To punch out of writing automation for a plug-in
parameter during an automation pass:

Press the Insert switch in the tracks channel


strip.

To toggle the automation enable status of plug-in


parameters:

Press the Insert switch in the tracks channel


strip.

For the plug-in you want to display, press the


encoder switch that corresponds to more.

Press the Select/Auto switch in the Switch


Functions section so that it is lit.

4 Press the encoder switches for the parameters


whose automation enable status you want to
change. The encoder switch lights to indicate
that a parameter is enabled.

When you are finished, press the Select/Auto


switch in the Switch Functions section so that it
is unlit.

For the plug-in you want to display, press the


encoder switch that corresponds to more.

Press the Select/Auto switch in the Switch


Functions section so that it is lit.

Press Play to begin the automation pass.

During the automation pass, press a flashing


encoder switch to punch the corresponding parameter out of automation write mode.

When you are finished, press the Select/Auto


switch in the Switch Functions section so that it
is unlit.

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Previewing Automation

Capturing Automation

(Pro Tools HD and Pro Tools with Complete


Production Toolkit Only)

(Pro Tools HD and Pro Tools with Complete


Production Toolkit Only)

To preview a new automation value for a control:

To capture automation values:

1 Enable the track for automation by cycling its


Automation Mode switch to enable Touch, Latch,
or Touch/Latch mode.

Enable the automation type by pressing its


switch in the Automation Enable section.

Hold the Command/Ctrl Modifier switch and


press the Off switch in the Global Automation
Modes section. The Off switch flashes to indicate
Preview mode.

Isolate a control by moving it.

Start playback and adjust the isolated control


to audition the new automation value.

To suspend Preview mode:

Hold the Command/Ctrl Modifier switch and


press the Read switch in the Global Automation
Modes section.

Enable the tracks whose automation values


you want to capture by cycling their Automation
Mode switches to a write-enabled state (Write,
Touch, Touch/Latch, or Latch).

Enable all of the automation types you want to


capture by pressing their switches in the Automation Enable section.

When you reach a location where you want to


capture the current automation states, hold the
Command/Ctrl Modifier switch and press the
Touch switch in the Global Automation Modes
section.

To punch captured automation values:


1 Move to a location where you want to apply the
captured automation states.

Hold the Command/Ctrl+Ctrl/Win Modifier


switches and press the Touch switch in the
Global Automation Modes section.

To punch a preview value to the automation


playlist:
Hold the Command/Ctrl Modifier switch and
press the flashing Off switch in the Global Automation Modes section.

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Start playback.

AutoMatching Controls
(Pro Tools HD and Pro Tools with Complete
Production Toolkit Only)

Writing Automation to the Start


End, or All of a Track or
Selection

To AutoMatch all currently writing controls:

(Pro Tools HD and Pro Tools with Complete


Production Toolkit Only)

Make sure the automation types you want to


AutoMatch are write-enabled.

To manually write the current automation values to


the start, end, or all of a track or selection:

Start playback.

When you reach a point in the session where


you want to return controls to their previously
written values, hold the Command/Ctrl Modifier
switch and press the Latch switch in the Global
Automation section.

Joining Automation Values


(Pro Tools HD and Pro Tools with Complete
Production Toolkit Only)
To Join automation values:

Make sure the controls you want to join are in


a write-enabled state.
1

Stop playback during an automation pass.

Start playback.

When you want to resume automation writing


at the previous values, hold the Command/Ctrl+Ctrl/Win Modifier switches and
press the Latch switch in the Global Automation
section.

Press the Start, End, or All switch in the Auto


Write To section during playback.

To manually write the current automation values


back to the punch point or to the next breakpoint in
a track:
Press the Punch or Next switch in the Auto
Write To section during playback.

Writing Automation to the Start


End, or All of a Track or
Selection on Stop
(Pro Tools HD and Pro Tools with Complete
Production Toolkit Only)
To enable/disable automatic Write to
All/Start/End/Punch/Next on Stop for a single
automation pass:
Hold the Ctrl/Win Modifier switch and press
the All, Start, End, Punch, or Next switch in the
Auto Write To section.

To latch on/turn off automatic Write to


All/Start/End/Punch/Next on Stop for all
automation passes:
Hold the Ctrl/Win+Opt/Alt (all) Modifier
switches and press the All, Start, End, Punch, or
Next switch in the Auto Write To section.

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Appendix A: C|24 Connector Pinouts

Female DB-25 Connectors


All C|24 DB-25 connector pinouts conform to
the pin numbering scheme shown below.

Line/DI In 18
Mic Preamp Inputs 18
Channel

Hot
(+)

Cold
()

Ground
(shield)

1 Preamp Line In 1

24

12

25

2 Preamp Line In 2

10

23

11

3 Preamp Line In 3

21

22

DB-25 Connector (user view)

4 Preamp Line In 4

20

Preamps 18

5 Preamp Line In 5

18

19

Mic In 18

6 Preamp Line In 6

17

7 Preamp Line In 7

15

16

8 Preamp Line In 8

14

13

25

14

Mic Preamp Inputs 18


Channel

Hot
(+)

Cold
()

Ground
(shield)

1 Preamp Mic In 1

24

12

25

2 Preamp Mic In 2

10

23

11

3 Preamp Mic In 3

21

22

4 Preamp Mic In 4

20

5 Preamp Mic In 5

18

6 Preamp Mic In 6

Line Out 18
Preamp Line Outputs 18
Channel

Hot
(+)

Cold
()

Ground
(shield)

1 Preamp Line Out 1

24

12

25

19

2 Preamp Line Out 2

10

23

11

17

3 Preamp Line Out 3

21

22

7 Preamp Mic In 7

15

16

4 Preamp Line Out 4

20

8 Preamp Mic In 8

14

5 Preamp Line Out 5

18

19

6 Preamp Line Out 6

17

7 Preamp Line Out 7

15

16

8 Preamp Line Out 8

14

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Preamps 916

Line Out 916

Mic In 916

Preamp Line Outputs 916

Mic Preamp Inputs 916


Channel

Hot
(+)

Cold
()

Ground
(shield)

1 Preamp Mic In 9

24

12

25

2 Preamp Mic In 10

10

23

11

3 Preamp Mic In 11

21

22

4 Preamp Mic In 12

20

5 Preamp Mic In 13

18

19

6 Preamp Mic In 14

17

7 Preamp Mic In 15

15

16

8 Preamp Mic In 16

14

Line/DI In 916
Mic Preamp Inputs 916

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Channel

Hot
(+)

Cold
()

Ground
(shield)

1 Preamp Line In 9

24

12

25

2 Preamp Line In 10

10

23

11

3 Preamp Line In 11

21

22

4 Preamp Line In 12

20

5 Preamp Line In 13

18

19

6 Preamp Line In 14

17

7 Preamp Line In 15

15

16

8 Preamp Line In 16

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Channel

Hot
(+)

Cold
()

Ground
(shield)

1 Preamp Line Out 9

24

12

25

2 Preamp Line Out 10

10

23

11

3 Preamp Line Out 11

21

22

4 Preamp Line Out 12

20

5 Preamp Line Out 13

18

19

6 Preamp Line Out 14

17

7 Preamp Line Out 15

15

16

8 Preamp Line Out 16

14

Submixer 18 ST

Monitor Section

Submix In 14 (ST)

Pro Tools In
Pt 16 + Cue 12

Submixer Stereo Inputs 14


Channel

Hot
(+)

Cold
()

Ground
(shield)

Pro Tools and Cue Inputs


Channel

Hot
(+)

Cold
()

Ground
(shield)

1 Main In Left

24

12

25

2 Main In Center

10

23

11

3 Main In Right

21

22

4 Main In
Left Surround

20

18

19

1 Submixer In 1 Left

24

12

25

2 Submixer In 1 Right

10

23

11

3 Submixer In 2 Left

21

22

4 Submixer In 2 Right

20

5 Submixer In 3 Left

18

19

6 Submixer In 3 Right

17

7 Submixer In 4 Left

15

16

5 Main In
Right Surround

8 Submixer In 4 Right

14

6 Main In LFE

17

7 Cue In Left

15

16

8 Cue In Right

14

Submix In 58 (ST)
Submixer Stereo Inputs 58
Channel

Hot
(+)

Cold
()

Ground
(shield)

1 Submixer In 5 Left

24

12

25

2 Submixer In 5 Right

10

23

11

3 Submixer In 6 Left

21

22

4 Submixer In 6 Right

20

5 Submixer In 7 Left

18

19

6 Submixer In 7 Right

17

7 Submixer In 8 Left

15

16

8 Submixer In 8 Right

14

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Surround In

Control Room Out

Alt Sur 16

5.1 Mon Out L:1 R:3

Alternate Surround Inputs (16)

Main and Alternate Outputs

Hot
(+)

Cold
()

Ground
(shield)

Hot
(+)

Cold
()

Ground
(shield)

1 Alt Surround In
Left

24

12

25

1 Main Out Left

24

12

25

2 Alt Surround In
Center

10

23

11

2 Main Out Center

10

23

11

3 Main Out Right

21

22

3 Alt Surround In
Right

21

22

4 Main Out
Left Surround

20

4 Alt Surround In
Left Surround

20

5 Main Out
Right Surround

18

19

5 Alt Surround In
Right Surround

18

19

6 Main Out LFE

17

7 Alt Out Left

15

16

6 Alt Input LFE

17

8 Alt Out Right

14

7 (unused)

15

16

8 (unused)

14

Channel

Ext Stereo In

Channel

Cue Outputs
Cues + SLS + TB
Cue and Studio LS Monitor Outputs

Ext St 1 + St 2
Channel

Hot
(+)

Cold
()

Ground
(shield)

1 Cue Out Left

24

12

25

2 Cue Out Right

10

23

11

3 Studio LS Out
Left

21

22

4 Studio LS Out
Right

20

External Stereo Inputs 1 and 2

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Channel

Hot
(+)

Cold
()

Ground
(shield)

1 Stereo In 1 Left

24

12

25

1 Stereo In 1 Right

10

23

11

3 Stereo In 2 Left

21

22

4 Stereo In 2 Right

20

8
6

19

18

19

5 Talkback Slate
Out

18

5 (unused)
6 (unused)

17

6 (unused)

17

7 (unused)

15

16

7 (unused)

15

16

8 (unused)

14

8 (unused)

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XLR and TRS Connectors


XLR Mic Inputs
Channel
all XLR Mic Inputs
(female)

Hot
(+)

Cold
()

Ground
(shield)

TRS 1/4-Inch Inputs and Outputs


Channel
all TRS 1/4-inch
I/O

Hot
(+)

Cold
()

Ground
(shield)

Tip

Ring

Sleeve

115

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Appendix B: Utility Mode

C|24 Utility mode lets you run diagnostic tests,


set hardware preferences, view system information, and reset system settings.

Entering and Exiting Utility


Mode

Tests
The C|24 Test pages let you test the mechanical
and electronic components of the unit.
To display the Test pages:
1

Press the Utility switch.

You can enter Utility mode at any time to change


C|24 settings.

To enter Utility mode:

To enter a Test page:

Press the Utility switch.

The top-level Utility options are shown in the


LCD displays. The Utility switch flashes to indicate Utility mode is active.

Press the encoder switch that corresponds to


Tests.

Press the encoder switch that corresponds to


the test name.

To exit the Test pages:

To exit Utility mode:

Press the encoder switch that corresponds to


Exit.

Press the encoder switch that corresponds to


Exit.

Ethernet Test Page

or

Press the flashing Utility switch.


If you are displaying a Utility mode page
and press the Utility switch to exit before
saving, any changes will be lost.

There are two test levels for Ethernet communication on C|24: Internal and External.
Each test sends data packets through the C|24
Ethernet system. The Sent and Received values for each test show the number of packets
sent and received in the test, and the Errors
and Retries fields show percentage error in the
transmission and receiving process. An error
rate of 1 percent or less generally indicates acceptable performance. (In normal operation, errors are retried and no data loss occurs.)

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Internal

The Internal test verifies the first stage of Ethernet communication by sending data packets
through the units Ethernet link chip.
To perform the Internal Ethernet test:

From the Ethernet Test page, press the encoder switch that corresponds to Internal.

To exit the External Ethernet test:


Press the encoder switch that corresponds to
Exit.

LED Test Page


The LED tests let you test all red, yellow, or
green LEDs on C|24 individually.
To test the LEDs:

To restart the Sent and Received packet


counts:
Press the encoder switch that corresponds to
Restart Counts.

From the LED Test page, press the encoder


switch that corresponds to any of the following
to test all LEDs of the specified color:

Red LEDs
To exit the Internal Ethernet test:

Yellow LEDs

Press the encoder switch that corresponds to


Exit.

Green LEDs

External

The External test verifies the second stage of


Ethernet communication by sending data packets out of the C|24 Ethernet port and back into
the unit using an Ethernet loopback connector
(included with C|24).
To perform the External Ethernet test:
1

If Pro Tools is running, quit Pro Tools.

Disconnect C|24 from the Ethernet network.

Plug the Ethernet Loopback connector into the


C|24 Ethernet port.

From the Ethernet Test page, press the encoder


switch that corresponds to External.

To restart the Sent and Received packet


counts:

Press the encoder switch that corresponds to


Restart Counts.

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To exit an LED test:


Press the encoder switch that corresponds to
Exit.

Vegas Mode

Vegas mode randomly lights every switch, meter, and display on the unit, and runs the faders
in a sine wave pattern.
To enter Vegas mode:
Press the encoder switch that corresponds to
Vegas Mode.

To vary the rate of LED blinking and fader motion:


Turn the Scrub/Shuttle wheel or any rotary encoder.

To exit Vegas mode:

Press any switch on the unit.

Display Test Page


The Display tests let you test the LCD displays
and the Main Counter on C|24.
To test the LCD displays:
From the Display Test page, press the encoder
switch that corresponds to one of the following:

ASCII Set: Shows the entire ASCII character


set at once.
ASCII Step: Cycles through the ASCII character set on each LCD segment.

Group Faders can be moved to test group response. Fader position values are shown in the
LCD displays (0-1023). This test shows which
faders are currently being touched by displaying
the letter T in the LCD displays above the faders.
Touch Each fader can be touched to show touch
sensitivity. The LCD displays show the frequency that the fader is currently recognizing.
This test shows which faders are currently being
touched by displaying the letter T in the LCD
displays above the faders.

To test the Main Counter:

To exit a Fader test:

From the Display Test page, press the encoder


switch that corresponds to Timecode.

Press the encoder switch that corresponds to


Exit.

The Main Counter cycles through 0-9 and the


Time Display Format Indicators light.

Recalibrating the Faders

To exit a Display test:

The Recalibrate command recalibrates the touch


sensitivity and position of all faders to factory
specifications.

Press the encoder switch that corresponds to


Exit.

Fader Test Page


The Fader tests let you test and recalibrate the
C}24 faders.
To test the faders:
From the Fader Test page, press the encoder
switch that corresponds to any of the following:

Step Faders move together, in stepped fashion,

To recalibrate the faders:


From the Fader Test page, press the encoder
switch that corresponds to Recalibrate.

Rotary Test Page


The Rotary test lets you test the C}24 rotary encoders that have LED rings (the 24 channel rotary encoders and the Control Room encoder).
The Rotary test shows two values:
Delta: Shows the direction and speed an individual encoder is being turned.

to positions that are adjustable with the


Scrub/Shuttle wheel. Fader position values are
shown in the LCD displays (0-1023).

Cumulative: Shows the number of steps that


all of the encoders have been turned during
the text.

Cycle Faders move together, from the bottom to

top, in a continuous cycle, at a speed that is adjustable with the Scrub/Shuttle wheel. Fader position values are shown in the LCD displays
(0-1023).

To test the rotary encoders:

From the Rotary Test page, turn any encoder.


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Switch Test Page


The Switch test lets you test each switch on C|24
individually.

To enable the external Talkback microphone:


1

Press the Utility switch.

Press the encoder switch that corresponds to


Preferences.

To test any switch:

From the Switch Test page, press the switch


you want to test.

Press the encoder switch that corresponds to


Talkback.

Press the encoder switch that corresponds to


Ext TB Mic to toggle the external talkback input On or Off.

The switch LED lights as long as it is held, and


the LCD displays show the location information
for the switch.

When you are finished, press the encoder


switch that corresponds to Save.

To exit the Switch test:


Press the encoder switch that corresponds to
Exit.

Preferences

You can set Talkback to latch on when the Talkback switch is double-pressed.

The C|24 Preferences pages let you set preferences for Talkback microphone operation,
mic/line/DI preamplifier clip indication, and
footswitch operation.

Talkback
External Talkback Microphone

You can choose to use an external Talkback microphone instead of the built-in Talkback microphone in the C|24 Meter Bridge.
When the external Talkback microphone is enabled, the built-in Talkback microphone is automatically disabled.

Press the Exit switch to exit Utility mode.

Talkback Latching

When Talkback latching is Off, the Talkback


switch follows momentary behavior only.

When Talkback latching is On, the Talkback


switch follows momentary behavior when held,
and latches on and off when double-pressed.
When latched on, the Talkback switch flashes.
To toggle Talkback latching:
1

Press the Utility switch.

Press the encoder switch that corresponds to


Preferences.

Press the encoder switch that corresponds to


Talkback.

Press the encoder switch that corresponds to


TB Latching to toggle Talkback latching capability On or Off.

When you are finished, press the encoder


switch that corresponds to Save.

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Press the Exit switch to exit Utility mode.

Mic Pre Clip Hold


You can set the Clip Hold time for the C|24 builtin mic/line/DI preamplifiers.

For each Footswitch (A and B), press the encoder switch that corresponds to any of the following:

Play: Starts and stops the Pro Tools Transport.

To set the Clip Hold time:


1

Record: Arms the Transport for recording


or punches in and out of Record.

Press the Utility switch.

Press the encoder switch that corresponds to


Preferences.

Talkback: Toggles Talkback On and Off.


When you are finished, press the encoder
switch that corresponds to Save.

Press the encoder switch that corresponds to


Analog.

Press the encoder switch that corresponds to


one of the following:

No Hold

Press the Exit switch to exit Utility mode.

To set Footswitch polarity:


1

Press the Utility switch.

3 Sec Hold
Infinite Hold
When you are finished, press the encoder
switch that corresponds to Save.

Press the Exit switch to exit Utility mode.

Footswitch Function and


Polarity

Press the encoder switch that corresponds to


Preferences.

Press the encoder switch that corresponds to


Footswitch.

Press the encoder switch under FS A Polarity


(Footswitch A) or FS B Polarity (Footswitch B)
to toggle polarity between Normal and Inverted.

You can set the function and polarity for the two
Footswitch connectors on C|24.

To set Footswitch function:

When you are finished, press the encoder


switch that corresponds to Save.
Press the Exit switch to exit Utility mode.

Press the Utility switch.

Press the encoder switch that corresponds to


Preferences.

Press the encoder switch that corresponds to


Footswitch.

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System
The C|24 System pages let you view component
firmware versions and Ethernet information,
name the C|24 unit, and reset the C|24 to its factory settings.

Firmware Versions
This page shows the Comm board and Motor
Control board firmware versions.
To view the current firmware versions for C|24
components:
1

Press the Utility switch.

To view the Ethernet information for C|24:


1

Press the Utility switch.

Press the encoder switch that corresponds to


System.

Hold the encoder switch that corresponds to


Ethernet.

When you are finished, press the encoder


switch that corresponds to Exit.

Unit Name
This page lets you view, change, or reset the C|24
Unit Name.

Press the encoder switch that corresponds to


System.

To name C|24 from the unit:

Hold the encoder switch that corresponds to


FW Versions.

When you are finished, press the encoder


switch that corresponds to Exit.

Ethernet

The unit name appears in the LCD displays. The


first character of the name flashes to indicate
text entry.

This page shows the following information for


the C|24:
Unit Name (as named on the Unit Name
page)

Press the Utility switch.

Press the encoder switch that corresponds to


System.
Press the encoder switch that corresponds to
Unit Name.

To change the selected character, turn the encoder under Character.

To move forward and backward in the text


field, turn the encoder under Position.

Unit Number: The serial number for the


unit
Frame Type: Ethernet packet type used for
control surface communication
Ethernet ID: Ethernet address (Machine
Address Code) for the unit

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When you are finished, press the encoder


switch that corresponds to Save.

To set the C|24 name to the default:


1

Press the Utility switch.

Press the encoder switch that corresponds to


System.

Press the encoder switch that corresponds to


Unit Name.

Resetting Analog Signal Routing


This page lets you reset C|24 monitor and cue
source selections, and Monitor solo, phantom
power, Mic/Line and HPF settings to their default values.

Press the encoder switch that corresponds to


Default.

Press the encoder switch that corresponds to


Save.

Resetting User Preferences

To reset monitor signal routing:


1

Press the encoder switch that corresponds to


System.

Hold the encoder switch that corresponds to


Reset Analog Routes.

This page lets you reset C|24 Footswitch preferences, Talkback preferences and Clip Hold time
for the built-in mic/line/DI preamplifiers to
their default values.

Press the Utility switch.

Press the encoder switch that corresponds to


System.

Do one of the following:


To confirm the reset, press the encoder
switch that corresponds to OK.
or
To cancel the reset, press the encoder
switch that corresponds to Cancel.

To reset the C|24 user preferences:


1

Press the Utility switch.

When you are finished, press the encoder


switch that corresponds to Exit.

Hold the encoder switch that corresponds to


Reset User Prefs.

Do one of the following:


To confirm the reset, press the encoder
switch that corresponds to OK.
or
To cancel the reset, press the encoder
switch that corresponds to Cancel.

When you are finished, press the encoder


switch that corresponds to Exit.

123

Resetting Monitor Gain Settings


This page lets you reset gain and trim levels in
the C|24 monitor section (set with the Control
Room rotary encoder) to their default values.
To reset monitor gain levels and trim offsets:
1

Press the Utility switch.

Auto Talkback is a setting that automatically


turns on the Talkback and Listen microphones
when the Pro Tools Transport is stopped, and
turns the Talkback and Listen microphones off
when the Pro Tools Transport is running.

Press the encoder switch that corresponds to


System.

To activate Auto Talkback:

Hold the encoder switch that corresponds to


Reset Monitor Gains.

Do one of the following:


To confirm the reset, press the encoder
switch that corresponds to OK.
or
To cancel the reset, press the encoder
switch that corresponds to Cancel.

When you are finished, press the encoder


switch that corresponds to Exit.

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Press the Utility switch.

Press the encoder switch that corresponds to


Auto Talkback to toggle the Auto Talk option
On and Off.
When you are finished, press the encoder
switch that corresponds to Exit.

Appendix C: Compliance Information

Environmental Compliance
Disposal of Waste Equipment by Users
in the European Union

Proposition 65 Warning
This product contains chemicals, including lead,
known to the State of California to cause cancer and
birth defects or other reproductive harm. Wash
hands after handling.

Perchlorate Notice
This product may contain a lithium coin battery. The State of
California requires the following disclosure statement:
Perchlorate Material special handling may apply, See
www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate.
This symbol on the product or its packaging indicates that this
product must not be disposed of with other waste. Instead, it
is your responsibility to dispose of your waste equipment by
handing it over to a designated collection point for the
recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment. The
separate collection and recycling of your waste equipment at
the time of disposal will help conserve natural resources and
ensure that it is recycled in a manner that protects human
health and the environment. For more information about
where you can drop off your waste equipment for recycling,
please contact your local city recycling office or the dealer
from whom you purchased the product.

Recycling Notice

Appendix C: Compliance Information

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EMC (Electromagnetic
Compliance)
Avid declares that this product complies with the following
standards regulating emissions and immunity:
FCC Part 15 Class A
EN55103-1 E4
EN55103-2 E4
AS/NZS CISPR 22 Class A
CISPR 22 Class A

FCC Compliance for United States


Communication Statement
Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply
with the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to part
15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful interference when
the equipment is operated in a commercial environment.
This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications. Operation of this
equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful
interference in which case the user will be required to
correct the interference at his own expense.
Any modifications to the unit, unless expressly approved by
Avid, could void the user's authority to operate the
equipment.

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Australia and New Zealand EMC


Regulations

N1709
Canadian Compliance
This Class A digital apparatus meets all requirements of the
Canadian Interference-Causing Equipment Regulations.
Cet appareil numrique de la classe A respecte toutes les
exigences du Rglement sur le material brouilleur du Canada.

European Union Declaration of


Conformity
(EMC and Safety)

Avid is authorized to apply the CE (Conformit Europnne)


mark on this compliant equipment thereby declaring
conformity to EMC Directive 2004/108/EC and Low Voltage
Directive 2006/95/EC.

Safety Compliance
Safety Statement
This equipment has been tested to comply with USA and
Canadian safety certification in accordance with the
specifications of UL Standards: UL60065 7th /IEC 60065 7th
and Canadian CAN/CSA C22.2 60065:03. Avid Inc., has been
authorized to apply the appropriate UL & CUL mark on its
compliant equipment.

Warning

10) Protect power cords from being walked on or pinched


particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point
where they exit from the equipment.
11) Only use attachments/accessories specified by the
manufacturer.
12) For products that are not rack-mountable: Use only with a
cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table specified by the
manufacturer, or sold with the equipment. When a cart is
used, use caution when moving the cart/equipment
combination to avoid injury from tip-over.
13) Unplug this equipment during lightning storms or when
unused for long periods of time.
14) Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing
is required when the equipment has been damaged in any
way, such as power-supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid
has been spilled or objects have fallen into the equipment, the
equipment has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not
operate normally, or has been dropped.

Important Safety Instructions


1) Read these instructions.
2) Keep these instructions.
3) Heed all warnings.
4) Follow all instructions.
5) Do not use this equipment near water.

15) For products that are a Mains powered device:


The equipment shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing
and no objects filled with liquids (such as vases) shall be
placed on the equipment.
Warning! To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not
expose this equipment to rain or moisture.
16) For products containing a lithium battery:
CAUTION! Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly
replaced. Replace only with the same or equivalent type.
17) The equipment shall be used at a maximum ambient
temperature of 40 C.

6) Clean only with dry cloth.


7) Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance
with the manufacturers instructions.
8) Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat
registers, stoves, or other equipment (including amplifiers)
that produce heat.
9) Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or
grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has two blades with one
wider than the other. A grounding type plug has two blades
and a third grounding prong. The wide blade or the third prong
are provided for your safety. If the provided plug does not fit
into your outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the
obsolete outlet.

Appendix C: Compliance Information

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Index

Symbols
+48V (phantom power) 67

Numerics
5.1 output mode (Monitor section) 62

A
Actions (Soft Keys) 48
AFL/PFL 65
After Fader Listen mode 65
All Notes Off switch 51
All switch (automation) 44
Alt Monitor switch 63
Alternate Function switch 50, 51
Alternate Surround Input switch 64
Arrow switches 56, 91, 92, 96, 100, 101
Assign mode 90, 93
Assign section (Channel Bar) 46
Assign switch 46, 93, 94, 95
assigning paths 93, 94, 95
audio
editing 104
recording 99
Audition mode 103
Audition switch 54, 103
Auto Talkback 18, 124
automation
Allow Latch Prime in Stop 48
Auto Join 48
AutoMatching 109
capturing 48, 108
coalescing 48
displaying 106
joining 109
plug-ins 107
preferences 48
previewing 48, 108
punching 107
Safe mode 45

setting modes 106


suspending 44
Write controls 109
Automation Enable switches 43
Mute 43
Pan 43
Plug-in 44
Send Level 43
Send Mute 44
Send Pan 43
Suspend 44
Volume 43
Automation Mode switches (channel strips) 42, 106
Automation Mode switches (global) 43
Latch 43
Off 43
Read 43
Touch 43
Trim 43
Write 43
automation preferences (Soft Keys) 48
Automation switch (Window switches) 52
Automation Write To switches 44
All 44
End 44
Next 44
Punch 44
Start 44

B
Bank switches 57
Big Counter switch (Window switches) 52
bypassing
inserts 41
plug-ins 42, 80
sends 41

Index

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C
C|24 unit
dimensions 5
naming 17
Center Percentage switch 47
Channel Bar 10, 45
Channel Select switches 38
Channel views 71, 74
Channel Window Display (console preference) 48
Clear Clip switch 60
Click switch 51, 99
clip hold time 121
clip indicators (preamplifier section) 18, 67, 121
Command/Ctrl switch 44
Compare switch 45
configuring the C|24 16
connections
computer 15
Control Room Monitor section 11, 23, 24, 113
Ethernet 7, 15, 17
footswitches 11
headphones 26
line submixer 22, 111, 115
Listen microphone 11, 26
power 15
preamplifiers 11, 19, 21, 111, 112, 115
submixer 11
Talkback microphone (external) 11, 26
console preferences 47
Channel Window Display 48
Select Switch Latch Mode 47
Touch Display of Parameter Values 47
Track Display 47
Two-Knob Panning 48
Console views 71
Control Room Monitor section 10
Alt Monitor switch 63
Alternate outputs 24, 66
Alternate Surround input 64
connections 11, 23, 24, 113
Cue level 63
Dim controls 64, 66
Headphone cue monitoring 63
Headphone level 63
input selectors 64
line submixer output controls 65, 68
Listen Mic level 63
Main input 64
Main Output switches 62
Main outputs 24, 65
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Mono function 64, 66


Mute 64
output controls 63, 64
Output Mode controls 62
resetting 123, 124
Solo mode 62
Stereo inputs 64
Studio LS level 63
Sum 65
Talkback level 63
Copy switch 50, 104
Count Off switch 51, 99, 100
Counter switch 60
Create switch (Groups) 53
Ctrl/Win switch 44
Cue level controls 63
Cue outputs 25

D
Default switch 52, 92, 95
Delete switch (Groups) 53
DI preamplifiers 67
Dim switch 64
Display Mode switch 40
Divergence switch 46
Do To All switch 52, 93
Do To Selected switch 52, 93
Drive parameter (HEAT) 96
Dynamic Transport switch 55
Dynamics Bypass switch 42
Dynamics switches (channel strips) 42

E
Edit Mode switches 49
Grid 49
Shuffle 49
Slip 49
Spot 49
Edit switch (Window switches) 51
Edit switches 50
Copy 50
Paste 50
Edit Tool switches 50
Grabber 51
Pencil 51
Select 50
Smart 51
Trim 50
Edit window 96

Enable switch (Groups) 53


encoder switch functions 39
End switch (automation) 44
Enter switch 56
EQ Bypass switch 42
EQ switches (channel strips) 42
Escape/Cancel switch 46, 56
Ethernet 7, 11, 17, 117, 122
Expanded Mic Pre view 85
Expanded Pan view 76
Expanded Send view 77

F
Fader Display modes 88
faders 37
muting 105
recalibrating 119
File/Utility switches
Enter 56
Escape/Cancel 56
Redo 55
Save 56
Undo 55
Utility 55
firmware 16, 122
F-J switch 49
Flip modes 89
Flip switch 58, 105
Focus switch 50
footswitch settings 121
footswitches 11, 18, 121
From Cue switch 63
Front-Rear switch 46

Delete 53
Enable 53
Modify 53
Suspend 53
Groups view 85

H
headphones 26
cue monitoring 63
level knob 63
HEAT feature 96
Home switch 50, 97
Home/Pan Flip mode 89

I
I/O Setup (Pro Tools) 65
Input Level knobs (line submixer) 68
Input Level knobs (preamplifier section) 67
Input Monitor switch (global) 53
Input Monitor switches (channel strips) 38, 98
Input switch (Channel Bar) 46, 93, 95
Insert 96
Insert Bypass switch 41
Insert Select view 79
Insert switches (channel strips) 41, 95, 97
Insert/Parameter switch (Channel Bar) 45
Inserts section (Channel Bar) 45

J
Join (automation) 48

K
keyboard modifiers 44

G
Global Controls
Default 52
Do To All 52
Do To Selected 52
Input Monitor 53
Master Record Enable 53
Plug-in Safe 53
Solo Clear 53
Velocity Sensitive 53
Go To End switch 54
Grabber switch (Edit tools) 51
Grid switch 49
Groups switches
Create 53

L
L(C)R switch 46
L/R switch 47
Latch switch (automation) 43
LCRS output mode (Monitor section) 62
Learn mode (plug-ins) 83
LFE switch 47
line preamplifiers 67
line submixer 10, 22, 68
Link Edit and Timeline switch 51, 99, 100
Link Track and Edit Selection switch 51
Listen Mic level controls 63
loop playback 100
Loop Playback switch 55
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132

Loop Record switch 55, 99


loop recording 99, 100

Mute switch (Monitor section) 64


Mute switches (channel strips) 37

Main Counter 59
Main switch 64
Main to Cue switch 63
maps (plug-in) 83
Mark In switch 55, 101, 103
Mark Out switch 55, 101, 103
Master Bypass switch 45
Master Fader mode 88
Master Faders 106
Master Record Enable switch 53, 98
Masters switch 58, 88, 106
Memory Location view 87
Memory Locations switch (Window switches) 52
Merge-Record switch 51, 100
meters 10, 59, 60
Meters Post switch 60
Mic Pre Flip mode 89
Mic Pre switch 50
Mic Pre view 85
microphone preamplifiers 67
MIDI
editing 104
loop recording 100
recording 99
MIDI Command switches 51
MIDI controls
All Notes Off 51
Click 51
Count Off 51
Merge-Record 51
Wait For Note 51
MIDI Operations switch (Window switches) 52
MIDI Real-Time Properties 52
Mix switch (Window switches) 51
modes
Assign mode 93
Learn mode 83
modifier switches 44
Command/Ctrl 44
Ctrl/Win 44
Opt/Alt (all) 44
Shift (add) 44
Modify switch (Groups) 53
Monitor section 61
Mono switch 64
Mute switch (automation) 43

naming the C|24 17, 122


Navigate switch 56, 101
Next switch (automation) 44
Normal mode 88
Nudge switch 57, 105

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O
Off switch (automation) 43
Online switch 54
Opt/Alt (all) switch 44
Output Level knob (line submixer) 68
Output Mode switch 62
Output switch 46, 93, 95
Output windows 97

P
Pan Console view 71
Pan section (Channel Bar) 46
Pan switch (automation) 43
Pan switch (Window switches) 52, 98
Pan/Send Channel view 74
Parameter view 81
Paste switch 50, 104
Pencil switch (Edit tools) 51
phantom power switches (preamplifier section) 67
Plug-in Flip mode 89
Plug-in Safe switch 53
Plug-in switch (automation) 44
Plug-in switch (Window switches) 52, 98
plug-ins
bypassing 80
closing 98
focusing 79
opening 79, 97
plug-in maps 83
Post-Roll switch 54, 103
Pre Fader Listen mode 65
Pre- or post-insert (HEAT) 96
Pre/Post switch (encoder switch functions) 39
preamplifier section 11, 19, 21, 67
preferences 18, 47, 120
resetting 123
preferences (automation) 48
Preferences pages (Utility mode) 120
Pre-Roll switch 54, 103

Preview (automation) 48
Preview Suspend (automation) 48
Pro Tools Window switches 51
Properties switch (Window switches) 52
Punch Capture (automation) 48
Punch Preview (automation) 48
Punch switch (automation) 44

Q
QuickPunch recording 99
QuickPunch switch 55, 99

R
Read switch (automation) 43
Rear switch 46
Record Enable switches 38, 98, 99
recording 98
audio 99
MIDI 99
Redo switch 55, 104
resetting
Control Room Monitor section 123, 124
preferences 123
Return to Zero switch 54
rotary encoders 10, 38

S
Safe switch 45
Save switch 56, 91
saving sessions 91
Scroll switches (Channel Bar) 49
Scrub switch 57, 102
Scrub/Shuttle controls
Scrub switch 57
Scrub/Shuttle wheel 57
Shuttle switch 57
Trim switch 57
Scrub/Shuttle wheel 57, 100, 102, 105
moving windows 97
scrubbing 102
Select switch (Edit tools) 50
Select Switch Latch Mode (console preference) 47
Select/Auto switch (encoder switch functions) 39
Send Flip mode 89
Send Level switch (automation) 43
Send Mute switch (automation) 44
Send Mute switch (encoder switch functions) 40
Send Pan switch (automation) 43
Send switches (channel strips) 41, 94, 95

Send windows 97
Sends Bypass switch 41
Sends Console view 72
Sends section (Channel Bar) 49
Sends switches (Channel Bar) 49, 94, 97
Shift (add) switch 44
Shuffle switch 49
Shuttle mode 103
Shuttle switch 57
Slip switch 49
Smart switch (Edit tools) 51
Soft Keys switch 47, 105
Solo Clear switch 53
Solo modes (Pro Tools) 65
Solo Safe mode 37
Solo switch (Monitor section) 62
Solo switches (channel strips) 37
Source/HPF switches (preamplifier section) 67
Spot switch 49
Start switch (automation) 44
Stereo output mode (Monitor section) 62
Stereo switches 64
Studio LS level controls 63
Studio LS outputs 25
submixer 10, 68
Sum switch 65
Surround output mode (Monitor section) 62
Suspend switch (automation) 44
Suspend switch (groups) 53
System pages (Utility mode) 122

T
Tab to Transients switch 51
talkback
automatic 18
latching 18, 120
Talkback level controls 63
Talkback microphone (built-in) 60
Talkback microphone (external) 11, 18, 26, 120
Talkback Slate output 25
Talkback switch 18, 59, 120
Task Manager switch (Window switches) 52
Test pages (Utility mode) 117
time scale display format indicator 60
To Monitor switch 65, 68
Tone parameter (HEAT) 96
Touch Display of Parameter Values (console
preference) 47
Touch switch (automation) 43
Track Display (console preference) 47
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tracks
creating 91
Master Faders 106
naming 92
VCA Masters 106
Transport Master switch 54
Transport Mode switches
Audition 54
Dynamic Transport 55
Loop Playback 55
Loop Record 55
Mark In 55
Mark Out 55
Online 54
Post-Roll 54
Pre-Roll 54
QuickPunch 55
Transport Master 54
Transport switch (Window switches) 52
Transport switches 58
Transport window 96
Trim switch (automation) 43
Trim switch (Edit tools) 50
Trim switch (Scrub/Shuttle controls) 57
Trim/Scrub mode 103
trimming outputs (Monitor section) 65
Two-Knob Panning (console preference) 48

U
Undo switch 55, 104
Undo switch (Window switches) 52
Utility mode 55, 117
Preferences pages 120
System pages 122
Test pages 117
Utility switch (Utility mode) 55

V
VCA Master tracks 106
Velocity Sensitive switch 53
View switches
Focus 50
Home 50
Mic Pre 50
Volume switch (automation) 43

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W
Wait For Note switch 51, 99, 100
website 8
Window Configuration switch (Window switches) 52
Window Configuration view 87
Window switches 51
Automation 52
Big Counter 52
Edit 51
Memory Locations 52
MIDI Operations 52
Mix 51
Pan 52
Plug-in 52
Properties 52
Task Manager 52
Transport 52
Undo 52
Window Configuration 52
Workspace 52
windows
closing 98
moving 97
Workspace switch (Window switches) 52
Write switch (automation) 43

Z
Zoom Preset switches 55, 101
Zoom switch 56, 100
Zoom Toggle switch 51
Zoom/Navigate switches
Arrows 56
Navigate 56
Zoom 56
zooming (Edit window) 56, 100, 101

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